Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Handful of Racers

Well... for all my whining this morning about everything in yesterdays kiln load of work conspiring to challenge my preconceived expectations, there were a good number of pieces I did really did enjoy pulling out of the kiln.


These works still play the edge of what I need to come out of the kiln verses what I personally think is fun to hold and explore. Unfortunately, these are more often than not, 2 totally differing ideals. This point is actually becoming a point of personal internal philosophical contention, (but that is definately another post).








4 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

Joel... your stuff is sooo great... actually... I need to check out your site... my husband loves a good "manly mug.. as you know...my work just isn't very manly...

jimgottuso said...

ay caramba... that second lidded jar is magnificent! unbelievable how you got the crawly glaze to make swirls coming together... have no idea how you would do that, the last piece is dreamy too.

FetishGhost said...

The swirlies are from crazing in the glaze when I pulled out the piece after sintering on the fist glaze coat to cone 04. The glaze glassed up real well even at the low temp and acted as a resist. Basically only the crazing sucked up any of the crawling glaze and created the pattern that's left when re-fired up to cone 6.

julietteisdead said...

oh! the bowls! the bowls! how fabulous! :)