Mrs. Chip wrote:
Beautiful shot Bill! Those blues sure are breath-taking! I see a few that would fit nicely into our TeaWarz Collection!
Thanks for sharing these photos and the 'before' shots too!
Thank you Mrs. Chip!!
I just figured out how to get a bigger picture on there! (without a "breech")
The amazing thing about the wood-fired process is the surprizes you get with each firing. Some good and some, well, not what was anticipated. The turquoise oribe is so sensitive to the different factors. How much reduction, or oxidation, or proximity to the heat or the amount of actual flame/ash that hits it. There are a few "sets" of pieces, and I'll glaze them the exact same way and yet being a few inches apart in the kiln gives such dramaticly, different results. Some of the turquoise is lighter "blue" and some is a deeper aqua/greenish. That's why it is hard to do a custom order if the person wants a certain "look". Easier to get what came out, the way it came out, unless the person is more open to the results/surprizes.