Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Filling the Kiln

I still like making the dragonfly square vases and carved pots,each one has its own character and they have been popular at the galleries.

I had requests for frog pots so finally sculpted a
small frog and made a  rough press mold  so
 the piece could be repeated. I add legs to some but don't worry about details as the glaze usually hides small details.  This is the  first square vase with frogs.

The kiln isn't quite full, frog square will just fit on top of a dragon fly square .  I hope the wall piece with ladies will not crack, it is also press molded.  Stoneware doesn't lent itself to slip pouring.

 As I make things they have to rest in the kiln to dry.