Ornament Extravaganza

I hate to admit it, but Christmas is right around the corner.  Which means I need to get to work on some ornament.  The last few days I’ve been working on some snowflake ornaments. 

 After rolling out slabs of Continental Clay’s B-Clay, the ornaments are cut out using a snowflake shaped cookie cutter.  When leather hard, slip in a squeeze bottle is used to make the raised design.  Then the snowflake is glazed with my studio white liner glaze and wood fired.  Ornaments fit in all the nooks and crannies between the other work in the kiln filling up all the gaps that would otherwise be wasted space. 

Other designs include angels, stars, trees and a studio visitor this week made these greyhound ornaments and pendants. 

Holiday Fun

With the holidays coming up, I decided to have some fun working on some winter tile coasters.  While at Michael’s several weeks ago, I found these snowflake wood cutout ornaments and thought they’d make some nice texture on “something”. Turns out they do make nice texture on “something” like tiles, so I made a couple boards full and hope to fire them in my upcoming woodfire with some cobalt blue glass in the design.  Not sure how that will all turn out, but it sounds like it could look really interesting if it works.  

The wood is pretty fine and delicate.  If the test tiles turn out nice, I might need to see what Michael’s has left to use when these break. Have a great day!!