11.7.12

Oh no! No more bunting!


Well I really can't face making any more bunting ... at least not right now! 

But I still want to make something a bit like bunting which can be hung up in a baby's room. So I scratched my head .... repeatedly .... until I was thinking boats. And here's where that's got me so far .... clay shaped into little trial sailing boats ... well also a few little hearts and a pram for good measure ... with the letters of the new baby's name stamped into the surface. 


Clay needs to dry out thoroughly so it doesn't do nasty things in the kiln ... like explode. So it will be a little while before I can bisque fire the pieces and then glaze and fire them again. 

I'll be showing you the results ... as long as they're presentable  ;-)

9 comments:

  1. Those little boats look cool - bet they turn out good

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  2. Hope so! But you'd be surprised how easy it is to mess a piece up with the wrong glaze!

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  3. I like these simple white ones! They are adorable, so ... inviting!

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  4. Trouble is that this particular clay turns buff/light brown when fired ... maybe I'll use a white porcelain type clay next time :)

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  5. What a wonderful idea, these are going to be amazing. Are you going to paint them?

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  6. Yes I will ... in a week or two or three ... ;)

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  7. They did turn out very cool, thank you Mecki! We love them, and they look great in the nursery, love the boats. We are so pleased you decided to experiment in making such gorgeous ceramics for our baby's nursery, real treasures! Thank you :)

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  8. Really interesting to see how they were made as well...

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