Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2009-12-21 Sunday - Clayworks Holiday Get Together

Sunday a bunch of us met at Clayworks to celebrate the season and the last time most of us would see each other this year.  We had lots of great goodies and libations and a great time like we always do when we get together.  We really do have a great crew at Clayworks and we break a lot of bread together.  Unfortunately I was so busy noshing and having fun I didn't take any pictures of the festivities.  Amy should have some pics on her blog soon as she had the presence of mind to have her camera handy.

The last ^10 kiln of the year was also unloaded on Sunday and we got lots of nice Christmas surprises.  Thanks Julie for firing the kiln!  Below are pictures of some of them along with a Shiner Holiday Cheer bottle for scale.

The pot with the wax resist over shino.
The wax completely burned out and left no trace.
It happens, but I like the shino variations.

Latest "crackle" pot.
If you need a definition of the word "luck", this would be it.
The marble on the knob ran down the whole pot and stopped less
than a quarter of an inch from the bottom in a big, juicy drip.
I'm likin' it.

Some of the design on this plate burned out, but I still like it.

I like this little teapot for it's form,
but unfortunately it's got a compression crack in the bottom.
It'll still look nice on my shelf --just don't pick it up.

This is an odd piece but I have enjoyed it's process.
When I made it I was looking for a semi-flat surface to decorate.

Side view to show how "squashed" it is.

Other side...

... and yes, the lid comes off.


Jerry said...

Funny that there is no trace at all of the wax resist on the shino, lovely pot regardless. Have you ever used Malcom Davis shino with the wax resist? Lush stuff.

It seems that marble pot was meant to be, huh?

Linda Starr said...

Wow, that marble pot is beautiful, so happy it ran just so. I love the deco on the squished pot too, great work. Happy holidays to you and your family.

Linda Starr said...

Oh I just enlarged the crackle pot, very nice indeed, beautiful crackle

jbf said...

We have a shino we just call Malcolm's which usually crawls a bit which can create a "brain" type effect.

Re: Marble. I'm usually pretty lucky on the firings, but that was a standout.

Thanks, the deco on the squished pot wasn't exactly as I had envisioned it, but I like it too.

I see more crackle pots in 2010.

Amy said...

and I was lucky and got to see these in person!
Merry Christmas--

jbf said...

Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!