Monday, May 18, 2009

mud fire.


i had the worlds WORST firing in the history of clay. it was so disappointing, as i am trying to put together a collection of work for our show at mud fire gallery. i fired an entire kiln load of new work with such high hopes, and now most of it is going into the seconds sale box (and some in the garbage). but these are a few of the pieces that were somehow saved from the doom. i did end up managing to put together a fine group of work, it just wasn't the work that i had envisioned. just another life lesson taught by a lump of clay.

6 comments:

WildMagnolia said...

Sorry...

michele d.

barb jensen said...

Doesn't it seems so bloody UNFAIR for this to still be happening at your stage of your career?

Speaking from experience, sadly...

Condolences.

rae dunn. said...

barb...you would think !!! actually, i was trying a new glaze thing which worked great on a tiny test tile, but when it came to glazing the real work my heavy handedness got the best of me. i am super heavy handed. when a recipe calls for 3 cloves of garlic, i add 10....(seriously).

jamieofalltrades said...

Isn't that so frustrating?! I'm a baker and I hate when my creations don't come out. It feels like such a waste and hard to start over.

jimgottuso said...

sorry about your luck... really like the tree cup though

Natalie Thiele said...

The pieces that did come out are gorgeous, though.
And, by the way, I'll be happy to pick up your "garbage" for using in mosaics.