|Enamel Set Up|
I didn't get over to mom's until around 8:00am and I started up the kiln. Then both mom and I started filing and sanding the pendants and bowls. I hate, hate, hate filing and sanding; though I make mom sand because I hate ending up with black hands and the feel of your hands afterwards give me the woobies. Yes, I use to sand and file for class, but I have mom now :)
I also was taking photos of the step by step process of making one of our pendants. I still have three more steps to take photographs of, but mom and I will do that tomorrow night. I will post what I have done on our Facebook site, but not on Flickr until I have all the steps completed.
Here is what the studio, aka mom's garage, looked like, the bowls and pendants before enameled, and the backside of the bowls and pendants enameled. I will finish enameling the bowls and pendants on Saturday because we have more bowls that mom is sawing out now (ThumBOWLina bowls for the Frankfort show).
|Another view of the enameling set up|
|Bowls to Enamel|
|Pendants to enamel|
|Earth and Air Pendants|
|Fire and Water|
|All Fired Up|
|Fields of Grain|
I am not to happy with the way the All Fired Up bowl turned out, but I plan on putting another layer of color on so I am hoping that helps. The pendants and the other bowls need a layer of clear on the side that is enameled and then I can enamel the other side of the pendants and bowls. I am also still on the fence on the way the Dragon Fly bowl looks like. I used two new transparent blues on the wings and I used a new transparent red mixed with two transparent orange's for the outside of the bowl, not sure about it yet. Oh well.
That is it for us tonight.