Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fillers and changes

Sometimes folks will request things that I don't think about doing. I've had a request for buttons for some handmade hats and shawls, etc. Since texture is one of my trademarks, I have been having fun with little pieces of clay. These found their way into the kiln around all my larger pieces.

I like the fact that all the areas of kiln shelf were covered, thus making it a very efficient firing. I call things like the buttons "fillers" and have been doing that for a long time. Sometimes they are paperweights, sometimes medallions, and now buttons.

My "black bamboo" mugs in a different color. Usually I just glaze them in blue or green. This is a nice neutral shade.

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