Like so many other artists, I like to take a bit of a break through the holidays to enjoy the season and my family. We had a great Christmas and fun with friends on New Year’s Eve. And just before settling into the studio for the winter, potter friend Becky Brandow of Willow Avenue Pottery in Iowa visited for a couple days. It was two days of potter shopping (Continental Clay, Ikea, The Container Store and Northern Clay Center), discussion of glazes to test in the woodfiriing we’ll be doing in February and just plain lots of fun.
Last weekend Becky Brandow from Willow Avenue Pottery joined me for a wintery wood fire. Yesterday, I unloaded the kiln and spent a little time taking photos.
Every firing has it’s good and bad outcomes – here are some of my favorites pieces.
A couple slip decorated bowls glazed with amber celadon.
Snowflake impressed tile with turquoise glass
Random other things
And my favorite Becky item… you’ll have to watch her blog
for more of her work from this firing.
As I mentioned, not everything turns out as you’d hoped and I’ll discuss those in my next post after I’ve had a little time to explore the hows and whys of my disappointment in them as well as what can be learned and improved.
Have a great week.