Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Changing Gears: From Moka Glaze to Fluid Art Glazes

While finishing up some bowls yesterday the logistics of the pottery process dawned on me. I ran down the hill to fill Bruce in on my latest thoughts about our firing schedules. Why don't we change gears and glaze our vases and teapots for the Celebration and then glaze our Moka pottery for the Carolina Designer Craftsmen. My covered jars are just beginning to dry and I noticed that Bruce is still working on his Moka pots too. It can be kinda funny in the head to change gears in midstream but about an hour or so later we felt it to be the right decision. We just did not want to push our pots through the drying stage, and develop cracks and watch knobs pop off the covered jars.
Supporting this perspective, most of our porcelain vases are ready to prepare for glazing and more are coming out of the bisque today. So changing to working with and firing our flowing art glazes this week, and then switching to the Moka pottery to take to Raleigh makes sense.

For all of you planning on coming out to the Celebration of Seagrove Potters or Carolina Designer Craftsmen stay tuned in, along with Bruce and I, to see what comes out in the following weeks.

1 comment:

cookingwithgas said...

a wise decision.
Sometimes you just have to go with the clay and take a step away to see what is best.
Good firings to you!