Wednesday, August 06, 2008
spike the glaze and spike the cat
(Spike, various pots and such by Gary Rith)
Spike the glaze, seen on the bowls, is named after this cat, whose eyes are a gorgeous spring green. The kimono too!
Speaking of cows, I see myself getting heavily into bovines this fall, and so I made the little mold here for quick production of UDDERS.
And finally, a wide variety of stuff going into be glaze fired today. Currently 120 degrees, on its way up to about 2200 degrees in 12 hours, then 36 hours from now open and out! I'll get another shot of the kiln as I open it. The spotted green bowl on the right will turn deep strawberry red in the firing. And on the left is a cow jumping over the moon. The little cup also on the left was already glaze fired, but the glaze looked thin, so I wondered if I slapped on more glaze and refired...?