I unloaded my small kiln this morning with 3 more of the barnacle pots in it. And mark your calendars, I've certainly put a star on September 2, 2009. This is the very first time ever that I've unloaded a kiln and been happy with what's in there. Sure, usually there are things I like and often most of the kiln load is OK. But usually it takes a few days. It is not love at first sight.
I am over the moon happy with how these three barnacle pots came out. An absolute, non-trivial first for me!
And here's a little sampler of beady type things. Horrendous exposure on the photo. But there were beads in there and you know what? I liked them too. For the most part.