My ceramic pieces were fired yesterday, that’s the warmest I’ve been in a while!
I had the porcelain cabochons I made recently, but also a box with some pieces dating back to Marci Blattenberger’s visit 2 years ago. Some paperclay bit’s and pieces that are the results of my ‘ I wonder what would happen if…’ experiments. problem is it’s been so long I have forgotten what I was wondering………ah well such is life!
So here’s what I found this morning when I opened the kiln.
Some pieces are porcelain, some are bone china and some paperclay.
Texture is my thing, and I especially love textured bisque porcelain, I’ve an idea for a range of jewellery made from textured porcelain bisque including ‘hearts and flowers’ and a seashore inspired range. All I need is time.
I hope to put some glaze on a few of these pieces tonight, some will be left bisque. On closer inspection probably the majority are destined as scrap but I’ve learned a few things, one is that I need to make flatter cabs , so if you can tell me how I’d be most grateful. Maybe if I don’t lift them off the plasterboard until they are leather hard will help???
And as ever one question leads to another, I wonder if I can shape some of these up using the Flatlap grinder………………..watch this space.