Wood-fired pottery from my country home in Central New York.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Now that the Pottery Fair is over and I have a little break before I jump into the next batch for the holiday season, I want to show you some pics from the firings of the summer. This is the earlier summer firing, July something... Mary Ann said she needs to put more beads/bead racks in there, they went very quickly! You can always see her ceramic beads at her etsy shop .
There were a few favorites of mine such as...
And then some pics from the second firing, only a few days before the show... These two show a nice "before and after"...
Some of that "bizenware" I have been talking about.
Flame inside the kiln and outside...
I'll start the cycle again very soon. I am making an entertainment center out of cherry that I had rough sawn two years ago. It has been "stuck" (sticks placed every 20" or so between each board so everything dries flat) and been drying for two years. Here's a preview... don't mind the mess and I included the sketch I made for it.
And... when I went up to the workshop to take a picture of the entertainment center, I noticed how beautiful the light and shadow is playing across the hills. So I took a picture of that too.
I can't wait for the fall... the color is stunning.