Friday, November 15, 2013

I picked up my fish from Wildflower Pottery  and that's about all I got done this week. Eva and I were down with a virus. No art being made here, but I did watch many holiday themed movies. My reasoning was I needed inspiration for a Christmas ornament class I'm teaching in December. No inspiration was found, but I got my fill of sappy love stories!

The glazes were not quite what I expected. I thought the larger fish would fire green and yellow, not brown and tan. That is part of the process, the surprise when the kiln is opened.

I'm not sure what the heck I'm going to do with these fish. My middle daughter Chloe took two of the tiles, she has an empty apartment. I have no idea what she plans to do with them. Dang, I was shocked she wanted them. My kids usually don't show much of an interest in my work. I think it falls under-- they have seen it and lived with it for years, it's always there like the sofa. 

I'm happy with the way the fish turned out. Being this was my first experience in this media I'm very pleased with the results. ( I do have a list of "next time I'll do this different...")
I hope you all have a "swimming" weekend!
It's going to be 70 degrees here on Sunday! We had our first snow fall a few days ago...
so wonderfully weird!


  1. nice work, Jill! How satisfying to have such a successful first experience. I threw pots for several years and never really felt like I figured out glazing. it was always a crap shoot for me.

  2. I think they make great wall pieces....yes, the unexpected of the kiln, you never do really know until it comes out. xox

  3. Sure hope you're feeling better, and I love your fish collection!! The anticipation was killing me! xo