Monday, December 21, 2009

bbbbig bbbisque load!

Yes, I have been a bit on the busy side getting this ready for next month's showin Bunnell. I have made 34 pieces in this double kiln load and hope to have them all glazed and fired by New Year's. I have been mixing up more M^6 Glazes, in the 1,000 gram size, and hope that mixing in bulk will pay off. I have ordered my new gas kiln and although it should be here next month I will be doing a bit of learning and experimenting before I actually can start using it....well, I will explain more details in another post.
Well, time for me to get busy and start glazing. I will be trying some new combinations/layering of glazes(oxidation for now), and I will probably post some pics of those if time permits.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Drumming up support for the IBC

My round taiko bonsai pot is being auctioned to help out the Internet Bonsai Club. It features a red oxide stain and a rough textured groggy claybody, fired to maturity at ^6. All of the proceeds from the sale of this pot are being given to assist our international bonsai forum and its webmaster Kev Bailey. He has worked long and hard to bring it back online, and he is dedicated to bring it back to its original size and scope, if not more. I am very grateful for this forum, as it has been my 'bread and butter' of bonsai for MANY years. It was a great place to see other bonsai enthusiasts and artists alike. I have learned lots through my years on this great forum and I am very grateful to be able to help it bring it back to regain its place in BONSAI HISTORY!

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