I do have my slow days at the market. Wish I could predict those so I could just stay home and work. It was completely unexpected that I would have such a good day in the middle of that setting up mess. Nice welcome back.
Here's some vases from the last firing. Same shape, different glazes-
I have another of this glaze combo at the market. Something I noticed when I looked at the Harvest Moon show pictures was the dominance of decorative pieces. I very much appreciate functional pottery and hadn't realized I was leaning so much into the decorative area until seeing those pictures.
Weathered Bronze. I have a customer who wanted to see more pieces made in this glaze so I'll put these aside for him. This is a very strong glaze and is not appropriate for just anything. I lined these vases in a clear glossy glaze for easier cleaning and to make sure of the seal. I am still learning with this glaze. Every glaze has it's special characteristics: how it acts where it breaks over texture, what it looks like where it's thin or thick, and how it reacts when it overlaps with other glazes or coloring oxides.
Nice turquoise glaze. I'm always thinking of phasing it out, though. Looks very anemic if applied thin, tends to crawl it it's the slightest bit thick. Customers like it, which makes the phasing out thing difficult.
I neglected my etsy shop all summer. Mostly, I was unhappy with my photos so I let a bunch of stuff expire. I did experiment with a different photography set-up but wasn't especially pleased with that, either. I'll probably never be completely satisfied with my pictures. I'm thinking of eventually taking it in a different direction: I'd been kicking around the idea of carrying only decorative items instead of functional in my shop even before seeing this little trend in my show pictures. I do have a number of non-functional items listed already. Anyway, whether functional or non-functional, I've started the slow process of getting it repopulated.