Hi all, it’s Wednesday again so it’s WOYWW with Stamping Ground. I do enjoy my Wednesday blog hop.
I fired the clay stamps I made last week and I’m quickly testing them out so I can show you. I thought my little hand carved hogweed one wouldn’t be much of a success but I actually like that one the best, the stylized flower worked well too, I have a plan for this one. I wish I’d left a bigger base on them so there’s more to play with when cutting out the clay, but I think on a curved surface it won’t be such a problem. I shall have to make some more of these.
This is how my table looks today, I’m glazing beads. The big jug was made when I was living in Yorkshire, so it has become known as the ‘Yorkshire Jug’, it does have a rose emblem on it. It didn’t glaze very well so I’m adding some more glazes ( mixed layers of different colours) and refiring, there’s nothing much to lose. I love experimenting, you learn so much.
I have been listening to Chad Dickerson on Youtube while glazing my beads, that’s why my tablet is there.
The 2 pillow vases at the back are the ones where the glaze fell off when I tried to fire them, I’ve scraped off the flaking glaze and fired what was left on them, they need to be done again, I think I might just coat with a brush on glaze and forget about dipping for now.
The little lace pot and vases look great with their glazed inside and bisque outside however I got some glaze on one so I’m having to glaze the outside, not worry I love cobalt blue.
I got some stain on the ring dishes, now they need a clear glaze.
I fired one of the little birds with stains on to colour it, but it warped as it wasn’t lying flat on the shelf, but I do have a plan for the other birds. More next week!
I love my ‘play time’ , In fact I cherish my time learning new stuff, but I’ve had less time to play. Maybe there will be more of a balance this year.
And finally I eventually got the succulent planter glazed, scroll down to the last post if you want to read more about that.
Enjoy your day.