February 2013 Wood fire

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.

All bottled up

I used to make lots of bottles. They were one of the things I loved to make when I did more woodfiring than I’ve done the past couple years. But today I spent some time making some 1 1/2 lb bottles to be used as reed diffusers. It felt good to make bottle again.
The diffuser below is available in my Etsy shop.
I also worked on some soap dish test pieces. I’m not really sure where the soap dishes are going yet, but The Market on Oak is carrying some wonderful handmade soaps by Bubbles by Brooks and I thought it would be nice to make some soap dishes that would accompany them.
Oh – and the bread my husband made yesterday was delicious but remember we can’t let him know that. He has to keep perfecting the recipe!
Have a good one.