Sunday, November 22, 2009

CDC "Masterpieces"' in the kiln

Bruce and I took on a project for this coming Carolina Designer Craftsmen. We have judged the timing a bit close, but that is what happens sometimes in our studio. Yesterday when I got home from the Celebration I helped finish these pieces and load them into the bisque kiln for their first firing around 1:00am. We have them soaking for around 15 hours to make sure they are throughly dry. Calling them "masterpiece" is a bit strong of a term for us, but that is what they call it so we will go with it. See below for their definition. These pieces are the first time we have brought together some of our newer techniques, new imagery on a larger handled form. Stay Tuned

The Carolina Designer Craftsmen's Definition of a Masterworks piece: "A piece that is superior in design, quality, originality, price and/or size to what you would routinely make and display in your booth. This piece must be in the same medium and style of work that you are creating now, just more elaborate and more unique. That dream piece, the one that you’ve held in your heart…that you have always wanted to make, or even a collaboration with another guild member."


9 comments:

Michael Kline said...

Those look great but couldn't U fit a couple more handles in there somewhere. Jeez, don't be so cheap, it's just clay!

;-)

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Can't wait to see these in person! My daughter will have some photography in the high school booth, so we will be at the opening Friday night.

Bulldog Pottery said...

Hey Tracey, We ditto that.
Look forward to seeing you and your family this Friday.

Jen Mecca said...

Oh, it is so nice to see that you all are just putting those Master Works pieces in the kiln. I'm still not sure about mine....we'll see how it comes out! See you all soon. Jen

Bulldog Pottery said...

Good Luck Jen in your masterpieces. See you this weekend!

jgbarzyk said...

Very cool masterpieces! I'm sure you'll post some pictures so we can see how they come out . .

Great seeing you guys Friday. Our "fish pitcher" looks really cool in our dining room and I can even see it really well from across the way in the living room. Can't believe we hadn't picked up one of Bruce's fishes till now but we must have been waiting for just the right one.

We also picked up a really cool Dean piece from Dean and Martin, it's red, yellow and blue with "drippy" glaze. And some Christmas ornaments from Kovak to give as gifts.

We love Seagrove :)

Julia & Tim Barzyk

JLK Jewelry said...

I can't wait to see them! Please post pictures, even if it is after! They look like they will be spectacular!!

Bulldog Pottery said...

Hey Julia and Tim! It was great see you at the Gala. Thanks! We will post some images of how the "masterpieces" come out. They are firing right now.

Bulldog Pottery said...

Hey Jennie, I loved your pictures you took at the Celebration!