Friday, June 25, 2010

Measure twice, cut once

Sometimes these maxims are true for a reason. My first attempt making a butter dish is a case in point. I measured a "standard cube" and figured for shrinkage, but didn't take into account that as a lid or half-sphere, the total inside dimensions would shrink, too. By the time they were high fired only a skinny cube with the end cut off could fit.

The maddening thing is that my volume-challenged husband immediately saw they were too small when he saw them. Argh!

Guess "back to the drawing board" should be one of my major subject categories for this blog.

Once I get one to work, probably in the $40-45 range.

Friday, June 18, 2010

June Firing

Finally a firing after May's big push for Showcase and studio sale. Pieces I'm cooking today are mostly dinnerware again--much of it for Trillium Gallery, some a special order and the rest to take to Real Mother Goose if it turns out. Hope there are good samples of everything for a nice mix & match table setting.

This sunny morning is making it hard to stay in the studio--especially with this box of flowers waiting to be potted.

Three cones down, cone 5 is the next to go...