Here's a few things from the last firing-
I'm very fond of the pumpkins. There are more of these firing in the kiln right now. They seem particularly appropriate for the upcoming Harvest Moon Festival in Parkersburg, West Virginia September 15 & 16.
I used a clear base glaze with some green-gray stain mixed in for this french butter crock. This is a glaze I mixed years ago and it was not at all attractive on my iron bearing clay. I like it a lot on this lighter, almost white stoneware.
I ran into a problem with pinholes in this goldust tenmoku this time. Don't know why. It only happened on the inside- both lid and jar. I touched up the glaze and it's getting refired in the current firing, so see what happens.
An experiment. I made this plate using a drop frame. I think I need to look around for wider molding for the frame, as I would prefer a deeper lip around the plate. I won't be doing this any time soon, though. It's just too time consuming to search for the right materials and put them together.
Here's a pic of the drop frame. Don't look to close- mitering is not my specialty.
Well, I'm getting to the end of my current glaze firing- at the check on the kiln every 5 minutes phase, so gotta go.