The use of a trimming chuck as I have shown earlier is still by far the easiest tool to trim these tall stems without leaving a lot of marks on the form.
The honey jar and mug order for Savannah Bee was completed and delivered in late June, and the pieces were very welcome, as they had sold out of the pieces delivered in October.
|Taken at the Savannah Bee storeroom, Savannah, GA|
|Rest of order during count. No breakage during transport|
With all of the orders filled, it was time to complete some on my Honey Do list. My wife had been using some of my old larger jars for flower arrangements. However some of the jars were not quite right to hold large flower arrangements and she asked me to make her some floor vases.
On the left is one of these. There was an interesting lesson learned, that I will have to remember in the future. I have been using a white base glaze over the entire form on my pots. This was because when working with the Hazelnut Brown from Standard Ceramics I was not satisfied with the color of the glazes on the bare clay. The dipping of the entire form in the base white liner allowed me a rich variation in color and brightness that did not occur over the bare clay with the sprayed on glazes. I continued to use the same technique on the 630 white clay, but over time was frustrated as the Cream Rust glaze would appear bleached out. The pot on the left was glazed inside and out with the white liner glaze, but only to the shoulder line, leaving the bottom area unglazed before spray glazing.
Compared to the vases
below where there is very little brown showing. My overglaze sprays include a Variegated Blue, and Rutile Green along with the Cream Rust.
|Floor vase dipped in White glaze inside and out|