Monday, October 6, 2008

the greens

the greens
Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
This entire kiln-load was full of mysterious outcomes. I have issues with my green pottery. Earlier this summer it came out all speckled, looking a bit like salt-glazed work. That, I believe, had to do with humidity and how wet the piece was when I attempted to glaze it. This time the greens came out much more bronze-flecked than usual, and certainly deeper. I'm not sure that I could even call this jadeite. It's bordering on downright jade. Still, I like it. I have a small creamer and sugar with this dotted pattern to go with an existing teapot, but alas, it is too dark. I'll need to make another teapot to go with them.

I have the next week and a half off of work so that I can devote my days to pottery. I am woefully behind (as in, if I don't get a move on, I won't have my annual sale in November)**Edited to add- I won't be putting much of anything new up on Etsy until after my sale. Unless you ask me rilly rilly nicely**.

With that, friends, I'm off to the studio and wishing you a happy week.


erica said...

I *love* these greens! Truth be told, I love most greens (must be the red hair influence), but recently I have been very drawn to these shades of the green family. I'd love to see some of them in your shop (hint hint)!

Mama Urchin said...

Pottery is so interesting because of all the variables. I suppose that can also make it frustrating. I really like the dark green.

April said...

I love the greens too, so pretty! I'm looking forward to the holiday sale.

Erin said...

These are pretty! Love'em! Definitely a green girl here!

By the way, You've been tagged! Check out my blog if you want to play along. It's okay if you don't though. No pressure!