Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Back Into The FIRE!
It's been a while since I went "Back into the FIRE". I have been working very dilligently lately getting my Etsy shop to what it should be and I have mentioned here and there on different forums that it has definately paid off. That is one of the reasons I have not fired anything in while. I have created at such a manic pace that I was literally up to my ears in product and no one ever saw what I had made! So, I got out the Trusty Sony (my close up camera) and went to work. A BIG Thank You to my customers and friends who have made recent purchases. I really appreciate it and can't wait to see what you have made! So, Back to "Back into the Fire"
Sunday, my friend Nadine came over to Raku with her fiance' Chip and we all did some glazing and firing together. We also polished off 2 bottles of French wine and other delicious beverages. Nadine had a focus, a Sculpture she had made and many Angels she has created over the last few months, you can check out her Angels at NadineUnsworth.
I however did not have a focus and it was the best feeling. I took out my many tubs of bisque-ware (un-glazed ware) and started to look at the pieces I had been ignoring for some time. "They were too small, they weren't part of a set, they were too hard to glaze", the list goes on and began glazing at a snails pace. I didn't have a show hanging over my head, I wasn't filling an order..I was just glazing, because I felt like it and I really had fun. I used colors I normally would not have and I experimented with funky glaze mixtures as well. I am very pleased with my results AND best of all I made use of some really small pieces (normal for other people, small for me) I have to admit, they are so hard to glaze and really hard to fire. Looking for them afterward in the reduction container is the worst, but I took my time and got through. I have put a good deal of them on etsy the last day or so and alot of them sold allready too! So keep checking back and look what new things I put in my shop every day!
I would also like to ask that everyone say a special prayer for my friend Linda today..an illness has visited a family member and I am praying for their speedy recovery!
Below I have posted some photo's of Nadine from that day & a photo of Nadine's Sculpture.
Have a great day everyone & I am glad I took time to smell the sawdust! Lisa
Posted by Lisa Peters Russ