Thursday, June 4, 2009

Orange rhymes with… Doh!

Well I had written a nicely thought out blog post last night about the ups and downs of risk taking by the kiln load… but the file seems to have gone PooF!

It was good, but it was probably too long winded anyway.

The shorter version is to admit that I love taking unnecessary and avoidable risks. Now-a-days, this risk is spelled with a small “r” not a big “R”. I don’t know about you, but do you ever hear the little voice of reason saying “Just glaze it up! It’ll look great!”?

You also know how we are supposed to test a new glaze before glazing nearly a whole kiln load in it? Well… most of the load didn’t come out the way I had pictured in my head.
Sometimes that can be a good thing…. but sometimes it just sucks.

Anyone like orange?

9 comments:

Zephyr Valley Pottery said...

It's a nice sherbet kind of orange!

And don't forget, it's usually the unecessary avoidable risks that lead us into the next big discovery.

Thanks for sharing, I have been really enjoying your posts.

ragingbowl said...

you know...
I'm kinda likin' that second and third pic...

sometimes the 'ugly babies' grow on us, don't forget!

FetishGhost said...

Hehhehh. I like the "Ugly baby" comment. heehhhehhh...

Sarah Dungan said...

Orange is my favorite color! Be nice to the orange!

LaPellaPottery said...

I think you are looking without letting go of your original vision. I like what I see!

almapottery said...

I glazed everything in pink yesterday.I hate pink.I didn't test the glaze either but the little voice told me ;why mix more glaze and clean up brushes ?this will be a great color,go ahead go nuts with it.
I like your orange :).

Russell Wrankle said...

Hey Fetishghost. I'm following you on twitter. Keep it up. Uploaded some new images on etsy.

jimgottuso said...

well, i have to say that when i don't like one of my pots it seems to be more because it didn't match my preconceived idea about what i might look like more than it's bad... this gets confirmed when people come to the house and barely glance at the ones i'm digging and go straight to the little disappointment and say how much they like it.

jimgottuso said...

oh, i forgot... orange is my favorite color, the color of a nice ale when held up to the light