since i opened my studio here in beaufort just over a year ago, i have had to re adjust my pottery practices. in the mountains i fired in a big gas kiln. when we moved here, i brought my little electric kiln (lovingly know as R2D2) down here to beaufort. i left the big kiln behind (for now) and set out on a mission. i taught myself to electric fire. i never knew it would be so difficult!
now, after over a year of wasted pots (exaggeration), wasted electricity (oops. another exaggeration!), wasted kiln shelves (um, NOT an exaggeration), some blood, a lot of sweat and plenty of tears, i finally have figured it out.
i have worked hard. i have made a lot of mistakes. i been so frustrated at times, i didn't want to make pots, well at least not fire them. but now i have found what i have been looking for for so long...
|yellow fake ash glazed vase |
decorated with underglazes and light scraffito carving
this is what i ve worked so hard for!
|thrown and altered flower vase|
|from the show "life in a fishbowl"|