Statement: First, I should mention: I am a potter striving to create signature pieces.
Secondly(my philosophy): I sure hope this can be revised! At a later date when the dog's not barking, the phone's not ringing, the doorbell chimes are stilled, my head's not buzzing, the neighbor's not hollaring, the radio's not blaring, the TV's not babbling, the cat's not yowling, the cricket's not chirruping, the rooster has stopped his cackling ....
It's taken me all this time to get the courage to glaze and fire this piece.
It's been sitting in a place of honor for a very long time and folks would come in and say: "I can't wait to see this when it's finished."
But i was afraid that i'd make a mistake and ruin it.
I thought the glaze on this cup would come out a wee bit differently . . . shoulda known that the white striations would not sit atop the blue, but would rather blend in !
If you like blue -- it's a great cup!
Happy color striations days, foks . . .
A perfect pot. It has character and the glazes worked well
Except for one thing . . .
This is the first time ever that glaze clogged the spout !
Just in case it wasn't totally clogged, i filled the pitcher full of water and attempted to pour it into a cup.
And by golly -- it pours beautifully ! Right into the cup without a spilled drop.
Except for one thing . . .
It pours along the length of the spout -- not thru it.
Ah well . . . it's a perfectly functional pot; good design, nice glazes and it works, just not as you expect it to !
Happy Spouting days, folks
Perhaps y'all remember, a couple of years back, when i posted the greenware version of my attempts to create a banjo . . . ?
Couldn't fire it then for it was bigger than my kiln, and tho i've had success firing the gas kiln, i was afraid to fire this in that.
Sooo . . . the new Skutt kiln is large enough and reliable enough to give me the courage to go ahead and fire this creation.
Am sooo close to finishing this real, live Banjo !!! Just need to purchase the skin and the banjo strings
If there's music in it . . . .
Hope your days are full of music, folks
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