The studio is the best in the summer. With the doors and window open, the garden with birds splashing in the bird baths, the ceiling fan whirling, it is my favorite place to be. The garden might have that title but for the hordes of mosquitos patrolling the area, a result of a wet summer.
|Half Edgy Plates|
I have had joy and sorrow this summer in the studio. There have been glaze problems - blistering mainly - that I have had to do detective work to solve. I think I may have - the last two kiln firings were successful.
Experimentation is my reason for living. Not satisfied with just Edgy Bowls, I have been making what I call Half Edgy Platters, plates with uneven edges on two sides and round on the other two.
Also new are Princeton Edgy Dishes which are small footed dishes with "Princeton, NJ" scrawled underneath (for the Princeton tourist with not much luggage space).
Glazing which was once a hurry up and get done operation has become as important and exciting to me as the making of the clay pieces.
I have so many glazes though, that I am overwhelmed with choices, and it's impossible to test all the possible glaze combinations. I take chances, often they work, and if not, they get reglazed and fired again.
Salt cellars for the Savory Spice Shop are waiting for some reorganization at the shop to be delivered.
Meanwhile, all of these and the other pieces pictured here are available to anyone interested. Email me for more information.
Happy summer days and nights to all!