Sunday, August 26, 2012

First attempt at pit firing


My  first pit firing experience. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Lot of smoke. Was concerned about my neighbours. Pit firing should not be done in residential areas. Will try the barrel next. Hopefully it won't be as smoky since I'll have a chimney. Wish the pieces had a lot more color on them but I still enjoyed the experience.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Glazed pieces

Took out the last of the glazed pieces today. There were some winners and some not so winning.  You can view the pieces here. Now I am waiting for the next set of work to dry and be bisque fired.

On another note, I am soon the be the proud owner of a kiln. It's second hand but that's okay I am just so happy. God is good!
I also did my first pit fire. About two pieces pleased me. The rest I want to throw them back in. I will be doing some more research, watching soe more youtube videos and trying it again.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Yunomi,Cups and Rio




Friday I was in the zone. Decided to do a video of me throwing yunomis and mugs. got into the video when the battery started to die.
Thought I would have been able to use the 16 minutes of footage but stopped short when I realised that the work tee-shirt had a massive hole under the arm that showed every time I moved. No way am I using that. So I made a still. Enjoy!
Be blessed,
GretaMichelle

Updates




Happy Sunday,
I have been updating my ceramic and artwork pages here on my blog. Been meaning to do it for a while but time was spent in other activities plus that meant sitting down for a while so...
Hope you will take a look I am sure there is something there for you.
I have included the price of the item (shipping will be added when you message me). So feel free to visit and connect. Thank you for taking the time to visit me here.
Be blessed,
GretaMichelle

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Glaze pieces

Really busy week. Quite fulfilling. I have been experimenting with glaze making and today was the result show. Took out a few from the kiln and got to say Woo Hoo! What a rush!
These are just a sample of what's been going on here. Enjoy.
Remember you can message me if you are interested in any of the pieces seen here,
Be blessed,
GretaMichelle











Friday, August 10, 2012

Seeing in Colour!


So many interesting things in the world of ceramics. I recently saw a video that show a Chinese potter working with colored clay. Of course I wanted to try it out.
 My version of course is nothing like his but it was a wonderful technique. Thanks to my friend Aisha Provoteaux Webster for documenting it when I wasn't looking. Here is the link to her blog
Be blessed,
GretaMichelle

Glaze Tests and Rainy Days



Finally got the video of my glaze testing uploaded. Don't  know how I feel about it. I prefer to be on the other side of the camera. Hope you enjoy though.
Be blessed,
GretaMichelle
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