Glazing, glazing and more glazing. I have about 75 pieces dip, clean up and place in kiln before tonight! Yesterday I really thought I was ahead, so I made a few tests and now I’m late. Oops. But don’t worry people, all these pieces are going to be ready for Etsy: Made in Canada (Ottawa) this week-end.
When the shelves are completely filled with work in progress, I know it’s time to get some things finished! I’ll have some new work out for #etsymadeincanada next week-end.
I’m glad to participate in Etsy: Made in Canada Ottawa next week-end! It’s gonna be awesome!
Fall is the big season every year and I am slowly building stock while there are still fresh plants outside. This is my table looks like when I’m cleaning up the edges of the pieces.
I love morning rituals. Drinking quality loose leaf tea every day makes me feel like a lucky lady! Thank you @salonsenthe for your great selection! Today is Sencha Mobata
There is a very nice ceramics exhibition at the Georges Vanier Cultural center right now.
Here I am on my day off, leisurely shopping in Verdun and still checking out pottery like an obsessive person! These two mugs are very similar in shape but the top one (by @not_madeinchina ) is nice and smooth with an interesting surface while the other one (mass produced) is gritty and must be incredibly annoying to handle and wash. Good design makes a huge difference.
Analyzing glaze tests next to the window and trying to figure out which colors I’m going to use for the mugs. As usual, I’m having trouble with red, but I have good starting points for greens and blues.
Three more mugs kicking around. I’m still new at this shape so I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
Mug prototype number 2. It’s getting there but today I’m mixing up about 20 tests for various glazes and combos so I can come up with something interesting for the insides of my mugs. I’ve been wanting to explore glazes for a long time but didn’t have a product I could do it with. I’m glad I can finally go crazy with colors on a piece!
Here is the Herbotheque’s beautiful garden. I just love these Echinacea flower
Kiln unload! I’m really happy with how my pieces turned out. I’ll have some stock to bring out to Festi-herbes this week-end and a new mug prototype to drink out of.
Working from home this morning. One of my crappy and inadequate canvasses (that I’ve been using for two years for rolling out slabs of clay) flew off in the wind while drying and disappeared. I’m very happy to be sewing up new canvasses of thicker fabric. I always love getting new tools.
Glazing time! These beauties will be available at Festi-Herbes this week-end.
When you’re not paying attention to your gps sometimes you just get to the end of the road.