Saturday, June 25, 2011

TTG Club Firing

I spent a few hours out at the Tea Tree Gully Craft Workshop club today whilst the girls were firing the big gas kiln for the second time since it has been rebuilt.
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Looking at the kiln log during the firing.
Ang was  firing a raku kiln and also keeping a eye on the gas firing.

Jill working

I put 6 mugs in my own kiln firing (which I had thrown and bisqued about 15 years ago). About time I glazed them. It's funny because I haven't glazed pottery for so long, I really had to think what I was doing.


 
I glazed the second head I had decorated, and fired it in my kiln at my studio, and was very disappointed with the results, although the clear glaze worked well. I'll have to practice my brushwork a lot more before I work on something I want to keep.
The head slipped on it's ring during firing so it had to be chipped off at the bottom.



Belinda and her daughter pose for me, for a drawing I need to produce for a proposal.
As you can see it is a beautiful winters day, the sun was glorious.


Last of all I had made a small statuette of Mary MacKillop, made moulds,  cast it in porcelain , underglazed it and fired it at the same time with the head and mugs.




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I am  showing some work  at St Ignatius Art Show during SALA festival in August. I am putting the torso I had cast in bronze into the show but will need to see if they will accept it . There has been some rejections with nude work of late  so I will have to wait and see .

Bronze Torso for art show.

1 comment:

ang walford said...

...and firing a bisque at the same time :)) fully exhausted now!! thanks for taking these pics judith I didn't get any...