Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Slight Delay

The weather has put a slight delay on picking up new pieces. Even the University was closed today, they usually wait until everyone but the profs show and then they cancel.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Lord save us, it is snowing like crazy. We do live in the most beautiful part of the world, but if this winter doesn't soon end and we see the last of the snow and freezing rain I don't think anything will turn green. Although we have seen some great blue skies they don't seem to last very long.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Pieces Coming

I talked to Bob today and he will have some new pieces by mid week, so it won't be long before we see new stuff. I would tell you what they are but it is always a surprise for me as well.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Where are we?????????

I bet you are all wondering what happened to me that I haven't posted in several weeks. I finally went into the winter mind sleep and didn't really want to wake up until it was warm and sunny. Okay so you are aloud to dream when you live in Cape Breton. It is cold and snowy and March 24th. What can I say ENOUGH ALREADY
Yesterday I gave in and put a full kiln load in so the season will pick up and new photos will be posted soon.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ring Neck Pheasant

Thanks to my Uncle Ed, bright and early this morning the bird I couldn't name last night is a ring neck pheasant

Sunday, March 8, 2009

First Firing Done

Well the first firing is done and I got totally different results than I expected. They are much nicer than when they went in. The wolves were what I thought was brown when they went in and as you can see they are the white grey and blend with the snowy surroundings. This one when completed will be a brooch.
The hummingbird looked liked the whole head would be red however only the throat came out red. Not as much paint as previous ones and therefore has the delicate weight of the actual bird.
What can I say about the sunflowers they are awesome, the dark brownish yellow with light highlights make them pop off the glass.
The final bird and I hesitate to put a name to it because it is late at night and I can't remember the name. I am sure someone out there will tell me and thanks in advance. The detail on the back is amazing.
I hope everyone appreciated my technical terms and I can tell you seeing them in person certainly makes a difference. I will have to get my light box out and seriously start playing with these pieces.
Will probably cap and fire again tomorrow.

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Today's Pre-fire

Well these will go into the kiln today. The 2 top ones are done on white and the bottom on blue. We will keep experimenting with coloured glasses until we find what colours fire best on which colours of glass. Can't wait to see the changes taking place with each firing.
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