Sunday, September 2, 2007

New Glazes!

There is not much that can compare to the joy of opening a new batch of glaze tests and having everything turn out beautifully! I retested a few new glazes on actual pieces instead of just the regular test tiles. I find that the test tiles give a basic view of the glaze color but do not capture the nuances of brushstrokes and the pooling in textures that makes each glaze unique and valuable in my mind. After contemplating this new batch, I found a new favorite that I hadn't considered since its very first test tile. The vase at the back of the photo with the narrow mouth caught my attention immediately. It is a greyish, blue/green that has a lot of depth and variation. I may call it Stormy Sea. I love naming new glazes! I have another load bisque firing at the moment and can't wait to try out Stormy Sea on a mug. Oh, I also have a little sake set in the photo. What do you think?

6 comments:

jayne said...

How beautiful! I love pottery.

Mama Twila at the Twice Remembered Cottage said...

Your work is amazing! My mother-in-law especially loves pottery so I marked your store as a favorite. Keep up the great work!

ZudaGay said...

Beautiful!!! Stormy Sea is a perfect name.

Cynthia said...

I love opening the kiln after a glaze firing. If you ask me it's almost better than my birthday or Christmas!

sheilabythebeach said...

I can easily get up at 5 a.m. to see a glaze kiln opened!! Anything else is iffy!!!
I love your new glazes too!

intothefire said...

Nice kilnload! To celebrate...
You've been tagged for the Random 8 Meme project! http://lapellaart.blogspot.com/2007/09/tagged-random-8-meme.html