Friday, November 14, 2008

Today's Kiln Opening


I've been working so hard getting ready for the holidays shopping season! It's always quite frenzied until I get the first glaze load done, then I start to relax. This is what I found when I opened up the kiln today. My trusty old Skutt is chugging along again with a second load. We'll see what tomorrow's opening brings!


I have been using these glazes for a while now, but I'm getting brand new results lately. Why? Well, I got the kiln tuned up (thanks Mike the Kiln Doctor!) and that made a great difference. I've also switched to white stoneware and I'm liking the change a lot! Finally, I've started to combine my glazes in ways I hadn't done in the past. For some reason I had not tried combining shiny and matte glazes... (what took me so long!).

Tonight I'm a lot more optimistic about the holiday shopping season... I'm doing my part! I'll have lots of new work at fair prices (in fact, I've just reduced my prices in my etsy shop). As you can see from peeking inside the kiln, I've been making ornaments and also some really nice teapots. I've also made more of the round trinket boxes because they've become very popular. I'm ready shoppers!

Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7 from 10am to 5pm for the 16th Annual Holiday Craft Show hosted by the City of Falls Church at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, Virginia. I'll be in booth #50.

4 comments:

Ant said...

Those kiln photos are great! I always feel like it is a little Christmas each time I open a glaze kiln!

I just love your work!

Graciela Testa Lynt said...

Thanks Ant! I love those platters w/ the sayings around them that you make... and I always get a kick out of the saga of Grandma and Grandpa! Take care! g

CreativewithClay: Charan Sachar said...

Awesome photos. I love seeing pictures of kilns open with goodies inside.
Great colors and forms.

The Wind & Rain Creations said...

Your work is beautiful! So soothing and simple. I hope you have a ton of sales this holiday!