Monday, January 28, 2013

Front to back ---Notes




 Notes I would make to me after this firing:

 Front stack top and bottom cone went down very close to one another.
Black glaze a bit on the thick size.
  Top ash glaze a bit on the thin side.
Note- add some water to the black glaze.
Take some water off of the ash glaze.





 Note to self- are you crazy making buttons again?
Well, I am sewing and I need some clay buttons...crazy, yes.




Note:
When making tall pots and there are not enough fillers of the right size you help bring the space up by placing smaller pots on bricks.


Overall- a good fire.
Now get those orders ready to go.
Cheers,
M

11 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

Those blue black lamps are AMAZING.

cookingwithgas said...

thanks Anna they are really pretty in person. So are the wood ash ones- I need one!

smartcat said...

Looks like it could be a poster for Whynot Pottery! Gorgeous!

Amy said...

beautiful! this is inspiring me to get back in the studio after a few weeks away...

Tracey Broome said...

So purdy:)
Clay buttons are awesome!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Wow!! What a great firing. I am still a beginner in so many ways and putting small pots on a brick...well, great idea!! So thanks for sharing your notes :)

Lori Buff said...

This looks like a beautiful firing, that might be another note to make to yourself. I like the tip about putting smaller pots on bricks, I'm sure I'll have to use that one day.

Hollis Engley said...

Looks like a good firing, Meredith. I've made clay buttons in the past. In fact, I think there is a cup full of them somewhere in the studio. Only found one friend who would use them. But mine are no doubt inferior to yours.
I'm about at cone 9 right now, so only an hour or so left before I shut down.

Hollis Engley said...

Looks like a good firing, Meredith. I've made clay buttons in the past. In fact, I think there is a cup full of them somewhere in the studio. Only found one friend who would use them. But mine are no doubt inferior to yours.
I'm about at cone 9 right now, so only an hour or so left before I shut down.

Susan Wells said...

Wow. So many sweet and clean lined beauties! I feel like I should be jealous. Are you the girl with a clean refrigerator too?!

cookingwithgas said...

maybe we all need a day to make buttons!'Susan--- busted- I like to on occasion "clean" the refrigerator, I know- it's the ocd kicking in.