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potpartner
12-02-2010, 01:55 PM
With the first craft centre opening today we've been burning the midnight oil for the past 3 weeks getting stuff made and fired. Also the market stall is looking ,well.... a bit sparse, so much stock is needed.

I've had a 'low' time recently struggling to make new glazes for the year ahead..most of what i have come up with has been rubbish...very depressing. so... with no time leeway whatsoever i decided to have one last shot at making a new glaze from scratch. Opened ther kiln at 9 this morning and was so pleased to see the new glaze. Love it

heres a shot of the backroom table covered in the contents of the kiln most of which has worked out fine...

http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=1338&pictureid=9882

Here's the downside...we had left a wall space at the craft centre to hang 3 new large wall motifs approx 18" wide today. The glazing worked out fine but every one was broken...(cooled too fast by the looks of it or maybe dried too fast )

http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=1338&pictureid=9884

That's the way it goes in craft isn't it ?.... some you win some you loose.

Scorch
12-02-2010, 02:39 PM
But they're really nice... Why not get a big round circle of ply, or covered board, or something, mount them on it and use them as decoration and an example in the shop? If you fix them well, and are clever about it, I bet you can get it so that it's not at all obvious that they're broken. Not good to sell, but as decor, they could be nice!

Carol29
12-02-2010, 05:03 PM
You poor thing, how frustrating.

Scorch
14-02-2010, 03:51 PM
"potpartner agrees: Now that's got me thinking if I break it up some more there could be potential for a mosaic here...thanks"
Oh, that's true... you could break it up into chunks, and deliberately space it all apart with some groutlines. Not the same, but pretty anyway!