Leave Behind

Worked more on my leave behind mugs today. I tried stamping a couple didn’t seem to work the first time around, the clay was too thin on the bottoms of the mugs. The stamp wants to go right through. Have an idea of making standout design. Not sure how that will go. Maybe the glaze stamp will end up being the way to go.

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Day 40, Wrap it Up

I am wrapping up the 40 Day pottery challenge. It was quite a feet. Spending everyday in the pottery studio. I did get a lot accomplished, over 50 new pieces made. I did not get them all glazed, however I do have a sizeable amount to keep company busy when visiting this year.
It never fails that guests show up wanting to paint pottery and have it ready to go home with them in a few days.

As you now know, it takes at least two weeks to make, dry, bisque, glazed and fire. And that is if everything goes as planned. So it’s nice to have a bit ¬†on hand for those suprise visitors.


Pottery Coffee Mugs
You can never have too many coffee mugs.
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Day 39, Large Water Vessel

Large Watter Vessel
The bottom of the jug is glazed with art deco green. The top is mocha with add lines of paprika and added crystals .
Water Vessel
Art Deco Green with Mocha and Paprika . Green reactive crystals.

Sometimes you just have to keep working on a piece until you get a desired shape.

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Day 31, Cake Serving Plate and Crystal Glaze

Today was another good day, started out with a good workout this morning. Then home to play in the pottery studio. Missing my Granddaughter already. Put her on a plane home to Kentucky. Was nice having her around for awhile.
Threw a cake plate today. Started out with 5 pounds of clay, so it ended up pretty good size.

Cake Plate
Freshly thrown cake plate.
Crystal Glazed Plate
Plate Glazed with crystals added in.

My girlfriend Mimi came over and tried her hand at glazing a few pieces of pottery. She is pretty anxious to see how they turn out.

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Day 28, Two Mugs

Throwing two mugs
Two mugs in the making,

While waiting on the kiln to cool. I put myself to work making a couple of coffee mugs. We don’t mess around here when it comes to our coffee. We both like to have a good 16 oz, cup full. They also make for nice beer steins. You can place your pottery mugs in the freezer and they will keep your cold drinks cold for along time.

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