You all who read my friend feed statuses have read that I have begun to sell my pottery! I am, to say the least surprised and also very humbled that people like my art and want to own it enough that they will pay money for it, (and I donít believe Iím under pricing it) some of it to give as gifts!
I have earned enough to pay for 120 pounds of new clay! Or almost enough to pay for a 10 week session of class at the studio! With that amount of clay I can make a lot of pottery, as you can imagine! (It takes 1 1/2 pounds to make a tumbler or mug)
Ok, now for some pictures. Iím going to repost before pic of a vase and a post firing one. There has been 2 salt/soda firings, and one gas kiln firing. I had nothing turn out acceptable to me in the gas kiln. So Iím not even going to show any pics of those. I think Iíll stick to salt and electric like I learned in my beginners class, as Iíve found people like that stuff too. (I prefer the brighter colors of electric, but the organic feel to the salt fired stuff)
Salt kiln pics:
old one of glazed vase: (posted in a previous blog)
finished one of vase, this one has sold!
Pitcher that sold. The woman who bought the vase and this pitcher asked me to be a fruit bowl to match these two. She said make sure I use the same inner glaze. Funny but when I first saw how this glaze turned out I didn't care for it but everyone likes it!
This is a picture of the whole first salt batch, the bowl in front of the vase sold too!
one in the works, can't wait to finish it
second salt firing I used a different clay, and the person controlling the firing of the kiln purposely lightened stuff up a little. This was all my product:
A couple of the pieces from that firing sold, too.
Now here's something totally different and I've sold a couple of these, too. I'll make more of these, they are great gifts at $15. They are about the size of a large palm of a hand.
Something I'm working on, a bread baking bowl
My experiment that I am excited to see the results
Finally, I will show you a picture my friend sent me of the pitcher she bought from me after she put flowers in it.