Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Glaze experimenting

After the surprising glaze results when Amy from the pottery club put satin white over the top of tenmoku and produced the leopard print, I have been wanting to try a few other things. Here is the next result which is lavender over the top of tenmoku, drizzled over with an eyedropper. It gave a sort of bronze effect, except for the inside where it pooled at the bottom and showed the lavender in an almost metallic look.

Expect more in the weeks ahead.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

It isn't about making a sale

Well that's what I keep telling myself. Yes our club had it's first market stall on Easter Saturday. It was a success. We sold around 30 items in the four hours we were open for business. I only had three items I felt were good enough to sell. The other members involved had a lot more pieces up for sale and I was excited to see many of their creations get sold. Yes I did sell two of my three items. But they were purchased by people who knew me in the last minutes of the market. It's not the same as unknown people loving my work so much that they want to pay money for it and take it home. I think there will be another opportunity in three months time. I will have more quantity and more variety. It was a great experience to work together with the other members of the club to promote our club. I am disappointed I didn't properly sell anything. But as I told my cousin who travelled all the way here from Melbourne to compete in the drag racing last night only to drop out due to a radiator problem...there's always next time.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Finished bird bowls

Out of the kiln this week...

The pottery club will be having a stall on Easter Saturday. I'm happy enough with my bowls now to actually put some up for sale. I'm going to put up these two plus the cockatiel bowl which should come out of the kiln this week.