Saturday, February 2, 2013

colorful characters

I did a bisque firing this past Wednesday evening (the 30th) and everything came out great!  I was glad to see that these guys survived.  They are a bit of a departure from my usual effigy pieces.  I made a similar, but smaller, version of these tall vases (or bottles) back in early January, and noted at the time that that form presented a lot of possibilities.  I wanted to try adding some color, for one thing, and see how that played out; plus at around 13" tall, they are pretty much the largest pieces I have ever hand built.  So far I am fairly happy with the results. I spent a good part of the day today glazing this load.  If all goes as planned, I will do the glaze firing tomorrow afternoon.   

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