This past week was all about finishing - glazing - work. I finally glazed the two sexy shoe pieces that were bisqued a little while back, giving them a second layer of the black glaze that fluxes. I did the same with my collared little lump pots they finally have their second layer of glaze. Now I just need to luster up all the "metal" parts of those pieces to finish them and take photos.
I also glazed a ton of titty pots for the sale super happy to say that the low fire glaze seemed fine on the cone 10 body although there was definitely a lot of clinking noises after I took them out of the kiln - and I was patient I waited until 180 ! I put out 24 items for the sale hopefully there are a few bites :) I was thinking that in December I will work on setting up an etsy to get rid of some work, I think the little light booth will suffice for photos at an etsy level.
Other than that I have one more medium sized sexy shoe to finish, just needs its black lines added, I originally used black slip and that turns out gray if you don't add a clear glaze, so instead I need to use the classic black underglaze over it.
I have one more rug to make to finish out my series. I have been thinking hard about these pieces. The people seem to like them and encourage me to make more, but I am not sure I have it in me. I am unsure about the direction of my work at the moment. I am too dependent on the pedestal as a whole. Don't tell anyone but I've been enjoying my descent into "functionality." I made a couple of cute ashtrays for the sale that I am obsessed with honestly. Maybe I just need to go on a walk in the woods or something, truly take some device free alone time to think about where I am headed. Before I know it I will be applying to grad school holy shit... This all feels unreal.
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