Friday, January 9, 2009

New Pottery Glaze Series!!!

Everyone seems to love the Misty Forest Series. Even the Orchard Dawn Series gets a lot of attention. My house just doesn't support those cool blue colors, and maybe some of you have the same issues. Still, I love the mystery and movement I get with those glazes. What to do?

Well, I have been trying for over a year to develop a new glaze series with earth tones (that meets my standards and suits my style). Finally, I think I've got it. So, new for 2009, a glaze series titled "Willow Wind"!

This glaze begins with four or five layers of only two colors of glaze, mixed just the right way to create the look of four or five seperate glazes. Shades of deep chestnut brown, tan, sage, olive and forest green emerge from the kiln the final firing!

As always, I love to make things run, melt and create excitement once they reach prime temperature (and I keep them up there for a while). So, after weeks of air drying, bisque firing and glazing, drying and glazing again... voila. A finished product! Strands of green weeping and waving from the top of a deep brown base. Fantastic, if I do say so myself!

And, now available at a new location...GG's Gifts (formerly The Frame Gallery)of downtown Statesville (Broad Street). If you are in the area, come in and see!
If not, check the Little Bear Clayworks webshop link at the right (or visit one of the other retail locations in North Carolina).