Monday, January 19, 2009

Work in Progress

I've always got some work in progress. It's the nature of ceramics. For those unfamiliar with the process, you basically make a piece and do any finishing (handle, foot, surface-treatment or underglaze) then let it (greenware) dry out for bisque firing. The objects to the right have been bisqued and are ready to be glazed.

I've got other stuff that's still waiting to be bisqued, and quite a few pieces that are already glazed and waiting for the next reduction firing. They probably won't be fired until next month. Still other pieces will wait even longer for the next soda firing.

It's interesting that I'm so drawn to ceramics, a medium that requires considerable patience, when I'm otherwise such a fan of instant-gratification.

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