I write this today. Its a real April showers sort of day with blue sky
fluffy clouds and hailstorm showers. I unloaded kiln yesterday and
everything is sitting drying after there bath in a concoction to make
the details stand out. They now have to dry before glazing and firing
then lustre firing for their gold noses and beaks. There is another
batch of work drying and going in the kiln on Monday so its a very
hectic time. I took my camera into the studio and took some images of
the kiln as I opened it and then my characters sitting on a trolley
drying. It is hard at this point to pick out any colours and they still
look a bit lifeless positively stunned by all the treatments they have
to endure !! so the photographs are black and white , its not until the
glaze firing that you begin to see colours and real texture.
first glance inside kiln
drying after their treatment !!
Any cups and saucers you may see are off to Porthminster Gallery and Jesscia Muir Gallery in June , the animals will be at Shire Hall Gallery in September. I hope you enjoy seeing the processand I will keep you up to date on the characters progress as they get dressed and come to life