Unpacked a reasonably successful glaze firing this morning, some of those plates that I had photographed when they were freshly decorated. I’m really taken with this fat bird and the “crocheted” tree. I like the fact that it isn’t trapped within the bands that I always draw on the plates.
Close up of the “crocheted” tree.
Tea light holders, I only ever make these in the run up to Christmas, and I’ve packed up most of them this afternoon to send to Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries, our local arts centre, for their Christmas batch of work.
These candlesticks look shorter in the picture than they really are. I’m relatively pleased with them, need a bit more practise at making them but the candles fit ok which is good.
I managed to get handles on these squared pots before I left, I was fast running out of time, there was a lot to do today, they were still a little softer than the stage I would usually have put handles on at but having done them I realised that was probably no bad thing. The handles aren’t quite as folded as the real ones but we shall see what they look like when they’re finished. I haven’t decided on any sort of decoration yet, I’ll panic about that when the time comes. I did turn their bottoms too, but maybe they are a bit too rigidly turned for the pot shape.