Wednesday, June 16, 2010

new photos

I like how the whales are evolving.

My local clay supplier was out of the standard dark brown (until august..booooo) so I'm using highwater red something or another. I can hardly wait to get the dark brown back!!


Mel said...

these are really nice! are these the ones where the kiln turned off because of the power outage??

monica said...

Hi mel, yes they are.

I suppose the power failure wasn't all that big of a deal, almost like a soak at 1100? I am curious though how the clay body would have turned out otherwise, or if it had any effect. I was really expecting a darker brown instead of the earthenware color.

I just checked out your blog, those are some fantastic cups and pitchers! Are those your sculptures on the 2nd page of your blog?

Mel said...

I wonder if you could re-fire one or two pieces to see if would work to get those deeper tones of brown? Maybe just stick a piece or two into the next firing with your other pieces ;)

Yeah, just read your blog post about my blog, thanks so much! I've been doing some sculptural pieces and those on the blog are some of them. I might start another one here soon, but am still scrambling for ideas. Until then I'm working on some functional stuff :) Thanks for reading!

vicki hartman said...

hi monica!

the whale drawings are super terrific! love them!
thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. i also recently found mel's blog and love it too!