Friday, February 22, 2008

Wrecked!

by Eleanor Hendriks

So, in my last post I was showing off pots as they were going into the kiln and wondering if I had wrecked things or not. Well, the kiln load turned out fairly well -a nice batch of berry bowls, a collection of perfect fruity salt shakers, nice mugs and square hors d'ouevres plates BUT I did manage to wreck something.....

....the sculptural jars I had been working so hard on! -difficult shapes, lots of fiddly details, a persnickety glaze job.... and I mis-matched the lids!!!

They can't be switched because then the lids don't fit!! So it's back to the drawing board with the sculptural jars!! Boohoo :(

This little vase turned out well though. I particularily like how the glaze emphasized the carving rather than obscuring it as I was worried it might -since I had never tested it on a textured piece before! This little vase has been named Sweetheart and is already listed in my Etsy shop.

With another making cycle done, I'm back to the wheel and soft clay to come up with the next round of clay creations. Stay tuned....







6 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Oh no!!!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Your work is gorgeous!

JLC Studio said...

Oh man! I kind of like how the lids are different if you display them together. Kind of looks like you did it on purpose :)

StudioÉLAN said...

jlc -hey yeah -you're totally right -I meant to do that -they're a set!!!

JLC Studio said...

Glad I could help!

Cicada Studio said...

Oh poo! I know just how you feel. Everything else looks great tho.

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