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I fired up that load of odd pieces and as usual, it is a mix of "WOW!" and "DAMN!" When I finished glazing the pieces pictured below, I cleaned the studio and stored the glazes by adding chlorine. Now I find I am going to reglaze a couple pieces and glaze a few test "painting" tiles. Get the glazes out again!
I forgot to put the snow on the following plate. Snow is the very last thing I glaze and I'll be darned if I didn't rush to fire and forgot to apply it. Well, the plate has a few other defiecencies as well, so it is reglaze time. I intend to improve the birds, lighten the moon (it is there, but there is not enough contrast) and add the snow. I'll put a picture up when it is refired so you can see the results.
Here is the other plate I did. Here is the "before" as it was being glazed...
and the "after" firing.
The space shuttle tile is "lacking" and has a small crack. It is going back in again as well.
The nicest thing I have made recently is the self-portrait tile that is 9" x 12". It is glazed in my jade glaze- real thick jade. A wonderful piece. Looks like the best of Low Tile. What would Arthur Osborne have thought about this one? I could be wrong, and no doubt my pride is speaking, but I think this is one of the best American tiles ever made.
Now you say, "How presumptous of him!"
And I think, "How important would a wonderful tile like this be if it were made by Ohr or Rhead?"
Finally, I am behind schedule as usual. One reason is I have a "little" back yard project that is eating up some time as well.