Friday, April 4, 2014

Fresh out of the kiln!

The kiln fired off yesterday evening, so this morning I was able to unload it and discover these fellas. I have to say that ever since I (relatively) recently switched over to low-fire using red earthenware and terra sigillata, opening the kiln has never been more fun. The vibrancy of the colors and the softness of the surface are just so darn pleasing!

I've been obsessed with these little farm scenes and chickens lately (why exactly will have to be revealed in another post!), but am still resolving the color a bit. A friend pointed out that the blue doesn't reveal the image enough, so the next round may have the yellow and blue swapped. We'll see- new work always requires multiple generations to figure it out. Or at least get a little bit closer to a resolution!
These pieces and others like them will be available at our upcoming Thrown Together sale, held at our house on April 26th (10-4) and 27th (12-4). Our guests this year are two of my favorite potters: Shoko Teruyama and Matt Kelleher! Of course the members of Thrown Together (Jen Mecca, Ron Philbeck, Julie Wiggins, and Michael Hamiln-Smith) will be there with some sweet pots too!