Heading Out To The Kiln

Here are a few things the will be stained and sent out to the bisque kiln this evening. It is slowly getting full. Yesterday I had a very nice gallery owner come to the studio and pack up a bunch of work, which was nice. I never like turning galleries down when it comes to showing my work but in the Fall I have to admit it always makes me nervous to clear off my shelves when I've booked a number of different shows. I never know what is in front of me family wise that could hinder what seems like a short amount of time in the studio. Being in a crunch mode is never good, so for the most part I've been able to keep my head just above water with filling shelves and keeping up with other responsibilities I have.

The one very positive thing about having my stock go a little down is that it allows me to really focus on my time in the studio and what I need to make. I'm looking forward to this evening working since last night was devoted to teaching. Today was a productive day so that felt great!
Here are some bottles.
Bowls with cut feet.

And a few of the pillow tiles.


Jerry said...

I really like the cut feet on those bowls...something to file away.

I'm curious to see the pillow tiles when they are done.

Anonymous said...

nice, i really dig the bottle forms!

Big Al said...

I like the bottles but I really like those cut feet. Hope you bring one to Raleigh so I can see it. Pillow tiles? I have no idea what those are or what you do wiht them. I love learning something new! Can't wait to see it fired.

Jen Mecca said...

Thanks guys!
Those bottles are new for me. I started them this summer and tryed them out at Blowing Rock. They where a hit! I enjoy making them and I like how they look in a big grouping.

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Love the bottles. What a great surface to work with in decorating/glazing. Are they thrown forms and then altered oval?

Jen Mecca said...

They are thrown and altered. Jen