Tuesday, January 27, 2015
here are some larger items from my second bisque firing including hanging planters and a coffee dripper. i've decided to try out a range of glazes on these, i have some pre-mixed brush on glaze (in white, blue and grey), a pre-blended powder (white) and have mixed 6 of my own glazes in assorted shades of white. perhaps this is too much for a beginner but i'm keen to see the differences in application and finished results between the different types! the glazes are sieved and i'm hoping to get the consistency right tomorrow and start work on some test tiles asap...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
finally the cones arrived and i packed the kiln up yesterday for my first bisque firing. i'm sitting patiently today waiting for it to be cool enough to open! i'm not sure how much longer i can wait though. i know there is one item cracked on the top shelf due to a cold draught that whipped through this morning, will everything else be okay or will it be a disaster?
Friday, January 23, 2015
i was rudely awakened this morning so here's some bright and early studio pics.
i'm not much of a phone person but have decided to give instagram a go, if you're into that kind of thing too and care to follow me there then my user name is ojeffries.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
i'm steadily building a pile of pots which i am desperate to get in the kiln, the cones i need have been out of stock for
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
also in the pipeline now I have a kiln is making some tiles for our kitchen refit later in the year. these are so satisfying to make and I can't wait to get some glaze on them. i'm going for a rustic patchwork effect made from 12 different designs all of which will have a simple semi-transparent white glaze. i'm VERY excited to see these finished.