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This early afternoon I take HES to the airport. It has been so good to have him here for so long. I am also so very grateful to him, he painted the front of the house and it looks so much better. That is the biggest area, I should be able to finish painting the rest myself. After about a week and a half in Chicago he and DIL will set out for their new home in Guadalahara. (Must, must, must get passport paperwork completed!)

I unloaded the kiln this morning, in general the load looks good. There are a few things I am slightly dissatisfied with the glaze so will slap more glaze on and re-fire. That is fairly typical for how I work.
I was happy with the amphorae for [ profile] tjk_40 the tallest one, shown here is 17". One not shown broke in the bisque firing :-( This was the most amazingly fun group of pots to make.

Date: 2008-07-17 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These look awesome! I want to make some as well one of these days. It's been on my "to do" list since an An Tir laurel (I just know his real name... Bill, he's a jewelry merchant and does amazing stuff) asked me to make some like three or so years ago along with three other greek forms.

How are you going to glaze them?

Date: 2008-07-17 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks :-)
[ profile] tjk_40 asked me to glaze the interior, which I did with a transparent, but so it wouldn't show. The example pic she sent me was in white clay, thus the clay body. And, from what I've found, they wouldn't have been glazed.

Date: 2008-07-17 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
BTW, did you throw these in pieces or what?

Date: 2008-07-17 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes I threw them in two pices and put them together (eh, well of course;-)) It seemed the best way to get the bases pointed, trimming them down would not be very graceful.

Date: 2008-07-17 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
William Bjornson. Nice guy. :)

Date: 2008-07-17 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes he is! Him and his wife were some of the first An Tirians to welcome me to the Kingdom face-to-face. :)

Date: 2008-07-17 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
so fucking COOL!!!!!!!
Want to take on that challenge someday....

Date: 2008-07-17 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Amphorae are so much fun, I recommend doing them!!!!! I liked working with pure shape since I have the tendency/addiction of so much surface design. I used a very plastic clay and that helped too.

Date: 2008-07-17 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Those are killer! Wow!

Date: 2008-07-17 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG! How did I miss this post??? What about 6" high ones??? They're beautiful... let me know if this is something that you'd like to do again...
Edited Date: 2008-07-17 07:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-07-18 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, I hope to do more. They were so enjoyable.

Date: 2008-07-17 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These are FABULOUS!! You are so full of awesome.

Date: 2008-07-17 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awesomely cool jars!

Date: 2008-08-19 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

2 pieces. Excellent. I had a request to make some too, and was failing mightily because I was trying to make them in one throw.


Date: 2008-08-19 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're welcome.
I could possibly imagine them being thrown upside down too, but the two pieces work so well I would guess they were thrown this way in period too. Or perhaps coil and throw, which is how I usually do larger work and is common in Oriental countries.

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