Friday, March 7, 2014

Bisque firing

                                                                                              by Kelli Pope

 About twice a year, when I'm not busy with shows, I spend a weekend with my dear sis, Sue, and we play with clay.   It is SO therapeutic. I crank out beads, beads, pendants and more beads hoping it will get me through a few months of jewelry making.  We laugh, drink wine, create, and laugh some more.  
I'm quite happy to say after opening the kiln there was only one small breakage.  The petal off of one flower pendant :o(
 We used black and buff stoneware clay.    
Prior to the weekend, I had cut some of my own stamps, which I had never attempted before. The outcome was GREAT!!!!  No sticking AT ALL!!!   
I forget the count on the pendants,but I know I made well over 300 beads. :o)   Hopefully, that will last a little while....

once I get them all glazed, that is...........  Sue and I have an appointment with my favorite Kentucky potter at the end of this month.  She normally offers pot throwing classes, and bisque glazing sessions.  She has graciously agreed to give us a couple hours, and teach us some new glazing techniques.  I am SO excited!!!!!!   
I have been SO intrigued with Marsha's posts this month. It has made me realize how much I DON'T know about this wonderful art form, and made me hungry to learn more. 

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