Monday, October 26, 2009

Cup of Tea

I am proud to admit that I'm producing my teacups rather quickly- be still my heart I think my studio is finally firing my work. I am on my way out the door to see if these new tea cups have been bisqued and if so, I should I have a total of about 8 tea cups to glaze.
I may have mentioned that I loved glazing, and if I did, I will admit I really only love it when the glaze turns out well. My last round wasn't so hot. I fired a set of bowls in Calico and boy did they surprise me! I was so let down by the turn out of these, it was like a slap in the face. I mean seriously, these bowls were really nice. Nice shape, nice weight, very close in size, but the glaze just ruined it! So prey for me. These tea cups are my babies.
Please Gods: hook me up with a successful glaze fire, or I don't know what I'll do..

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Item #1

Enter collection item number 1: Tea Cups
I am working on sets of oversized tea cups and saucers. Who doesn't find these sweet and endearing? But also, it makes me wonder what ever happened to tea time? maybe we never really did that in America, but we should! I for one love a good cup of tea and the only way I could only enjoy it more would be with nice warm english scone, some strawberry jam and clotted cream. But if your on a diet like I am now, and I can't exactly indulge in my favorite delectables, how about indulging by using a fabulous and worthy tea cup and saucer. It's not exactly the same, but at least it makes tea-time more fun.

Set the table

It's all about sets. I'm on my way to making this into a handmade business so i need to make sets. Everything looks better in sets because you can outfit an entire table. Not that I don't like the idea of mismatching pieces, but they somehow still need to be cohesive together. I am working on making pieces as close in size and shape as possible, and I think it's finally working. But one thing I am finally embracing is allowing each piece to be slightly different because naturally by hand it's impossible to make each piece exactly the same and anyway I want to avoid it being manufactured looking. That's part of the beauty of the hand made.