Our pottery class is in the books. While I still plan to make quite a bit more, I won’t have direct access to a wheel or kilns any more.
This year has been a grand experiment with slipcasting, and been learning through a lot of failures what NOT to do.
But, I came back from the Philippines to some of my final product!
I am thrilled with the Floating Blue cups. I did a set of five, and though I can see imperfections in each one, as a set they turned out great.
Then there is this set of Weathered Bronze cups, all of which broke during firing. It seems that the glaze shrank much more than the clay in the cups, and caused each cup to crack.
But I still have hope. There is a process called kintsugi that involves repairing ceramics with laquer and gold. I’m going to order some supplies today and see if I can repair these cups!