I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks to all the wonderful people who have taken part in my love affair with clay and the potters wheel. I look forward to a joyous and abundant new year for us all
My first go at naked Raku, thanx to dirty girl pottery, where I got a recipe that is simple and her results were great . Mine came out pretty good, learned a few things to differently next time , but , as usual, when the Raku kiln is fired up, fun was had by all in attendance
so , last thurs. i opened my first home firing of the kiln i recently aquired, inside were , among other things 32 mugs and tea cups . today i have only the two that my wife and i claimed for ourselves . while 10 were commisioned , i am still kind odf amazed they all went so fast. i was planning on putting a few on my etsy shop to see if they would sell better than my “art” pieces , but i dont have any left to do that with . all i can really say is wow!
Looking forward to tomorrow when I will get to open my first glaze fire at home studio. Takes a lot of work to fill this honker , it is a big kiln . Picture is of the first layer
Sold over 900 bowls in three hrs , that a small group of local potters have been working on for about 9 months we are blessed to have an angel that covers all clay, glaze and firing time , so 100% of the proceeds go to local non profits
(Me and my sweetie in the one pic )