Friday, December 18, 2009


Watching snow fall in the woods…feeling peaceful.
“Wabi-Sabi ia a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
It is a beauty of things modest and humble.
It is a beauty of things unconventional.”
Quote from Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren

Saturday, December 12, 2009

first group of the 100 horse journey ...... a few owls looking on

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100 horse journey: notes on the first glaze firings

results are very interesting..i did 2 glaze firings.
first a cone 6 firing of red stone clay with terra sigillata, under glaze pencils and chalks.
the colors look very muted, colors burn out at cone 6. nice in a muted kind of way. and the clay has a soft smooth look. and it clinks like porcelain, nice. i want to fire these to cone o2. and see if the colors hold.

2nd firing: cone 04 raku clay. really nice results. colors are true and beautiful. i can see all the details of my work with underglaze pencils. no chalks on this group. the cobalt carbonate stain is a beautiful dark blue accenting the textures. red iron oxide is nice and rust red. terra sig looks good, too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

100 Horse Journey

the first 21 horses are frolicking in the kiln for the glaze firing. i will be show them at my studio, saturday, december 12, just a couple of days from now....there are some really nice owls, too.