Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year.

I don't really have much else to say. Here are a couple of pots that I have set aside so that I can absorb them for awhile, I didn't do enough of that this year. They are of course open to criticism, my wife hates the yellow and I love it, I've found the yellows to be elusive like copper reds. These were fired in the last firing.




The kiln is coming along, I haven't gotten as much done as I would have liked because of the drugs, but every little bit helps. I am going to Austin tomorrow to pick up some clay both for myself and the school. I have found a source with enough scrap wood for I'm guessing 2 years worth of firings if I can sweet talk the man, keep your fingers crossed.

So long.

9 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

I love the yellow & I agree with you on the difficulty of getting a good yellow -- yours is gorgeous!

Free wood --fingers are crossed for you.

John said...

That is a nice yellow, i like the small dots on the bottle. Good work!

Joe and Christy said...

Good luck with the kiln construction! You are doubling the stacking space... are you doubling everything else as well(firebox, flues, chimney diameter,ect..)?

tsbroome said...

Sorry, I'm with your wife, I don't like yellow in any form, just my taste. We have a yellow salt glaze at the studio that everyone loves but me. I do like your etsy pots and "shop" there every time I visit your blog. When I get back to work and recover from Christmas spending I'm shopping for real! How's Kaylie doin"?

paul jessop said...

I'm assuming the drugs were serving some kind of pain relief purpose.there Brandon, other wise you would have been describing that very nice yellow glaze as Groovy ?

doug fitch said...

Ha, I wondered too Paul.

Really like the idea of working inwards from the rim with the deco on the platter, sophisticated yet simple deco, really cool. Happy new year, hope it's a good one for you.

ang said...

good wood hunting...

jbf said...

I like the yellow and I hope you're feeling better soon. Good luck on the free wood. Here's to a healthy and happy new year.

Deborah Woods said...

Another in favor of the "yellow". some of my favorite pots I've collected or saved are in yellowish tones (I consider a lot of shinos to be yellow). They're earthy, kind of organic. It's like clay in it's underwear instead of clothes.