Today is pottery day and I got to tie up a lot of loose ends.
First, I trimmed my garden mug and added a decorative handle. Second I found one of my four bowls that I had never trimmed. I trimmed it up and sent it off to be bisque fired. Third, I created a vessel for my son’s mug. Owen changed his mind from a skeleton, to a monster, to now wanting a cobra mug. He wants a cobra with red blood dripping down the sides. Got to love six-year-old boys! Secretly, I can’t wait to create this handle! I also added an eye-ball to the bottom of his mug. I figured it would be extra creepy to have an eye staring up at you after your cocoa.
After, throwing the last mug, I then moved onto glazing. I glazed three different bowls in at least 8 different glazes. It took forever! You can see some papers I’ve included with ideas for patterns. If I don’t bring ideas with me, I freeze, forget and waste a lot of time. My designs are kind of risky, I sure have a lot of glazes overlapping which means you cannot predict the outcome. I sure hope they turn out well.
Finally I moved onto under glazing the mugs. This is the first opportunity to add color. They will then be bisque fired and I will get a second chance to add more color through glazes. Three of the mugs are almost finished. I just can’t wait to take them home and use them!
So there you go, It was a busy day at Plum Pottery East. I’m getting close to the finish line. Projects are close to completion. Woo hoo!
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