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Busy Summer!

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012 It's been a busy summer between commissions, art fairs and private home showings. But I'm back in the studio finishing up 2 commissions for my Texas Private Home Showing this October.

Russell & Christine got a peek at their first commission firing last month. Today I fired the second one and have the results.

First, here are the shots of firing #2 ON THE GLAZE TABLE. I like to show how the colors are put on, feathered and directed toward the look I think they want. The blue in this case was quite strong, so I muted it a bit with a spray of gray. I also put a warm gray on the hills below, but didn't want that washed out, so I added a darker gray lightly over the lighter gray. This mural was fired in the bottom of the kiln, where the burners are hottest. I wanted to make sure the glaze melted into a smooth satin.

The FIRST FIRING result was lighter than I wanted...and though they liked it, they were concerned it would be too light... THIS FIRING is much more dramatic... but it may be too dramatic for their small bathroom. I have one more option to show them. I'll work on that this weekend...

Here are the results:



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Glazing #2
Glazing #2
Left side of Mural #2
Glazing #2
Glazing #2
Glazing #2
Detail Center
Glazing #2
Glazing #2
Glazing #2
The right hand side glazed.
Glazing #2
Fired #2:  Center
Fired #2: Center

Fired #2: Center
Fired #2: Closer
Fired #2: Closer
Tile Match on left
Fired #2: Closer
Detail w/tile sample
Detail w/tile sample

Detail w/tile sample
Glass tile match
Glass tile match

Glass tile match
color match
color match

color match
Firing #2 Detail
Firing #2 Detail

Firing #2 Detail
Mural #1 Fired
Mural #1 Fired

Mural #1 Fired
Firing #1
Firing #1

Firing #1
Firing #1 Left
Firing #1 Left

Firing #1 Left
Firing #1:  Right
Firing #1: Right

Firing #1: Right

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