Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Flower setting

OK, so I'm not the most techno-oriented woodworker around. I can barely figure out all the settings on my cell phone, not to mention that I had no idea how to set the old VCR. But I did learn something a couple days ago that was pretty awesome. Someone mentioned to me that my digital camera probably has a macro setting on it, allowing me to take close-ups of my work.

"Look for the flower" she said.

Lo and behold, I found it. I've been playing with it ever since! Here are some of my latest shots of a couple of soy bowls for some sushi sets I've been making:

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Been firing the kiln nearly every other day, trying to keep up.

More later.....

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Waterfall Glaze on sushi plates

I received an e-mail from a friend recently, he said he was busier than a one-armed paper hanger. I'm not sure that's PC, but I can relate.

It seems as if every time one project gets completed, another is lurking in the wings. On top of that, clay is my BIGGEST distraction. So even though I have every intention of finishing up the tile sets I've been making, I keep making new sushi dinnerware sets. Here are some of the small sushi plates/soy bowls that I pulled from the kiln this week.

These dishes are part of small sushi sets I have been selling on Etsy.com. And since I recently expanded my shipping zones to include Europe, I've been getting a great deal of interest in these sets. Who knew?

Here's a link to that Etsy page.

In the book "Mastering Cone 6 Glazes", there is a recipe for Waterfall Brown, a gorgeous glaze that I've written about extensively in past blogs. These plates show some versions of that glaze that I've developed - a gold version, and a light blue version. This picture doesn't do them justice.

Incidentally, I took a sushi making class a local kitchen store that I adore, and started making my own rolls at home. If anyone wants the recipe for
a killer spicy tuna roll, e-mail me.