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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Merry go round of firings!

Hello everyone! I would like to share good news today. So far two glaze-firings went well. Yesterday morning, the tall sculptures came out lovely!

Floral patters are new to me! : )

They shrank quite a lot. The middle one was only bisque-fired. In total about 12.50% shrinkage.

Shrinkage comparison
Storm has also come nicely. What a relief! She, 27cm high,  is the tallest one-piece figure I could fire in my kiln.  Even though I was happy with her, I thought a bit of brown would bring more depth, so I added oxides, and she is now in the kiln to be started tomorrow morning. I hope I won't regret that decision!


Surprisingly, it has taken an incredible length of time to finish work; it's about 2 1/2 months. The inspiration for her was the storms we had had over the last Christmas.

Tomorrow's firing would be the last for a week or so. I will make another set of masks for the rest of the week. And that would be it for the midsummer art fair. If you would like to have invites, please let me know. My email address is here.

The last but not the least, Mike is busy making plinths for me in the garage. They will be painted tomorrow. As I am hopeless with DIY, he is my rock! Lovely Mike took a week off. ; )


  1. hello, Midori---love the floral patterns---they sort of remind me of kokeshi? Sweet faces....and Mike did a nice job on the plinths! It seems my tablet doesn't let me leave comments so I have my laptop. Hope it goes through...

    1. Hello Charlene. Kokeshi! I didn't think about them, but I can see your point. : ) Thank you! : )

  2. Hello Midori ~ Storm is remarkably beautiful !