Finally my pots are ready for their big day. Time to go 2,200+ degrees in the kiln. Veryle Lynn came over to help me program this firing, and of course, fill out my firing log. We programmed this batch for Cone 5. Which is an old-fashioned way of describing the temperature. Before programmable kilns
Now that the pots were ready for the next phase in their “journey”, I headed back to Highwater Clays for some glaze, and other supplies that Veryle Lynn told me to get. The place still felt like another planet, but one where I could at least find my way.
Not really knowing what I was doing, I just bought bottles of stuff that looked
Two years of experimenting has left me with a nice batch of “greenware”, which simply means mud in the shape of pots. Never get too attached to something created on the wheel, especially in the early stages. The lip on one pot just crumbled when picked up by the edge. Luckily, clay is recyclable and
Finishing this first batch was a two plus year journey. We picked up my studio equipment in September of 2010. Going into Highwater Clays was like landing on another planet. Literally. As a watercolor artist, I knew what paints, paper and brushes were used for long before I declared that I was an artist.