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As one kiln closes another opens

Having a monthly review now I feel that I should save up all my makes for the end of the month, so maybe it’s time to review having the review 🙂

The first thing I do when I get out of bed is head up the garden path, usually in my dressing gown and slippers ( sound familiar?) to open my kilns. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, it feels like Christmas every morning when you have a kiln.

So today I have one to load up and switch on, and one to open up, so I thought I’d share this moment with my readers.

This is what’s going in the one I’ve just switched on, the brown stuff will be coloured and shiny once fired. The black pen lines fire away and leave no trace. This is the first stage of one of my handpainted lustre bowls.

P1400362This is what’s on the top batt (shelf) of the kiln I’ve just opened up. The kiln fairies have played nicely.

P1400363I told you it was exciting ( or is that just me?), this is what’s on the second batt.

P1400364And the bottom batt.
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I will give you some better photo’s of my pots at the end of the month once they have some lustre on, I know I’m being a tease 🙂

Ikebana bowls

There are problems with BT internet just now so everything is taking forever to upload, I did get some succulent planters and this ikebana bowl listed in my Etsy shop. The great thing is my pots can be used for both, or even for cacti. I got a lovely bunch of arum lilies for only £2 at Aldi today so I got my photo shoot done. Don’t they look great with the dark glazed pot?

ikebana bowls

Some of these have gone off to the gallery along with some of my handpainted porcelain lustreware, that was stuck in the kiln when the electric went off.