Saturday, May 30, 2009

Commitment Issues

I fell in love with the unglazed, unfired pot and have had such a hard time commiting to a finish on this one. So finally I dipped into my sorceror's cupboard of abandoned glazes and said it is time. Four hours later and the glazing on this one is finally done. Each little barnacle is glazed individually. I have this never ending fascination with the transformation of glazes from a dry powdery state to a glassy surface in the magic of the kiln. And the colour change is often quite dramatic as well. For example, this pot is not really going to be pink. It should come out with quite a lot of white on the barnacle part. The rim will go to a deep glossy brown. Pure magic. I'm just hoping the magic will work the way I anticipate. Monday. It will come out of the kiln Monday.
Now I'm off to perform a little magic on the front garden. I do wish I could just wave a wand or snap my fingers at those weeds.
Have a great weekend everyone!


sharon said...

I can't wait to see it LeAnn, but I still think it's beautiful as it is now!

stregata said...

LeAnn, I am sure you will wave your wand over the kiln and the results will be magic. I can't wait to see.

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful, can't wait to see the finished product.

SummersStudio said...

She is in the kiln with some new things. So Monday I'll put up some pics. Thansk everyone for stopping by.

kelleysbeads said...

ooooh, this will be exciting to see how each of the barnacles look individually glazed. the level of detail is already so astounding!

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