I had only 6 students in my summer class which is nice but it's hard to fill the gas kiln with only 6. I don't like the first semester students to have to commit all their work to one firing so about 1/3 of this kiln load was mine. This firing was weird, the left half of the kiln reduced just fine and the right oxidized. I've heard of this happening before but it's never happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I've had my fair share of bad firings but this is a new phenomenon to me. This large jar sat right in the middle of the top and got half reduced and half oxidized. It made me really mad at first but looking at the photo I kinda like it. Maybe it'll grow on me.
This is my ame glaze in the slow cooling gas kiln(it takes 2.5-3 days.) It's also incredibly reliable...go figure.
The customers for the dinnerware set I just did had one request, apples, but in my "style." At first I cringed a little and thought seriously about passing but they're friends...and then I remembered this Scott Roberts cereal bowl I have that has an apple-esque design. In an attempt to be completely unoriginal I copied his apple design after much practice at trying to come up with my own. Guess Scott's getting added to the list of potters getting a royalty check from me.