Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Pots

Cobalt blue decorated ornaments
 I am excited to be debuting some new pots for the kiln opening and farm tour this Saturday.  It's very comforting to be sharing my new pieces from my first kiln and to be sharing about our farm with our customers, neighbors, and friends. I'm feeling more confident with my pots now that I have a kiln to focus my energy on!
Cobalt blue decorated ornaments
Last year I played around with throwing stoneware round ornaments on the wheel, but had some difficulty getting them thin enough so they wouldn't weigh the branch down. This year? Slip casting. I'm slip casting porcelain for the time being, but having a grand time decorating them and they turned out so well in the wood firing and took to the salt really well.
Decorated teapot
I've never been terribly inclined to make teapots, but had a burst of inspiration recently which led me to make a small herd for the opening. I'm excited to try some scratch decoration with cobalt blue and a few different lid styles.
Teapot dipped in brown slip
Should teapots and ornaments and other pots lure you out on Saturday, I made a double batch of  Emmajean Creamer's famous chocolate chip cookies! My grandma's recipe is DELICIOUS!


Dennis Allen said...

Those ornaments are really nice! Have a great sale.

Liberty Stoneware said...

Thanks, Dennis! I am particularly excited about the ornaments. I have to find a good tree branch today to display them on!

Linda Starr said...

Love the ornaments, is that silver luster over the top? Have a good sale.

Liberty Stoneware said...

Thanks, Linda. No, the luster on the pieces are purely the salt and a few of them have some wood ash runs. I'm very happy that the porcelain slip body took so well to the salt. Unless you were referring to the caps, which are just silver ornament caps I put on after the firing.