Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Little Peek At The Porcelain....

Unloaded the kiln again this morning with some porcelain.  This is still my all time favorite glaze combination! love love love this color.

 I am caaaa razy about the big lentil bead in the lower right corner!

 Sadly, these three leaves all had the glaze run right on over the bottom hole/wire loops ;O( at first I thought I was going to have to just trash them, but the glaze completely encased the wires and the second hole so they are actually usable.  
 and that brings us to my new work of art....A porcelain lentil bead lollipop! waaaaaah, I am so sad about this!
 I took a little peek in the kiln last night when the temperature got down to 200 degrees and this giant lentil bead was the first thing I saw and I was like ooooooooo I love it.  But then when I unloaded the kiln it wouldn't come off of the rod! damn damn damn!
I can't throw it in the trash because that would just be too traumatic for me so ... it's a lollipop decoration ... yay!  As much as I love it I am not going to try to make any more of them so don't get excited! :O)


  1. Hi Mary, I've just found your lovely blog through your fb page (I'm a fan-Daisy Patchwork). I love your ceramic beads especially the blue coloured ones :) Along with other crafts, mainly patchwork, I also work with a kiln, making enamelled jewellery - there's a few examples on my page. I also have a blog - please visit if you get a minute between firings ;) Looking forward to your future posts. Maggie xx

  2. I am sure that bead can be used in some type of creation, it is too nice to toss.

    1. Thanks Linda - I really like the way the bead came out too - I'm so bummed that it won't come off the rod. I hate when that happens. Have a great day! Mary

  3. Oh - so sad about the lollipop, but I really really really love that first glaze!