In my best Steve Martin voice, "Let's get small!"
Some spoon rests from the last glaze fire.
I knew last Saturday that I probably wouldn't make it back to the studio for a few days. We were forecast to get somewhere between 4 and 8 inches of snow beginning late Saturday night and all day on Sunday. In case you don't know, this is a big deal in my part of the world. We don't usually get significant snowfall and certainly not in December.
I made some small things that would not require me to do anything else to them before they dried.
I hope these soap dishes will turn out ok. Some of them may be too small when they are done to hold a bar of soap, but there's always other uses for little dishes.
I also threw some small vases. It had been a while since I'd made anything this size. I had fun playing with shapes.
We ended up with about 4 or 5 inches of the white stuff after all. It was enough snow that I was content to stay home and inside all day on Sunday. I ventured outside and contemplated driving in to town to check on the studio on Monday (school was closed - woo hoo!) I got the car stuck on the driveway and changed my mind though. I managed to get out of the driveway and safely onto the nicely cleared road this morning and everything at the studio was just fine.
While snowed in, I cooked breakfast and used my bacon cooker.
It works great. The bacon doesn't sit in the drippings as it cooks and when you are finished, you pour off the grease and put the cooker in the dish washer!
Since it's been a long time (again) since I updated you on what was going on at the studio, so here are some things...
New paint and new sign on the building! I put the middle picture in there for comparison.
If the weather ever is nice again, I'll get a good shot of the whole new look.
Here are some shots of the most recently finished pieces:
Cake pans. I still have 2 of these available for sale.
Large leaf platter. The green glaze did something kind of interesting there on the bottom where it overlapped. The leaf is more subtle on this one. I didn't stain it and block it out with wax resist. In person, one can clearly see the leaf through the green glaze.
A not so subtle leaf design in a plate. I love this combination of blue glaze and he red/brown stain on the leaf.
Believe it or not, it is time to start putting 2019 on the bottom of pots. Everything that I'm making this week won't get glaze fired until the new year!