Thursday, January 12, 2012

A bowl of bisque fired beads

A bowl of beads that has been through a bisque firing. Typically, I do not bisque my beads and pendants preferring to glaze them in the greenware stage, then once fire to maturity. There is one glaze that I often have to re-fire to get smooth unless I bisque the beads first. So bisque I did.

The main reason I don't typically bisque fire my beads and pendants is the I really dislike the feel of bisqued clay. Even low fire clay when fired to maturity doesn't feel icky to me like medium fire clay only fired to a low temp. Also, it saves energy needed to fire the kiln and my time involved. So this picture is a rare site in my studio garage - enjoy!

Today I am grateful that my oldest son (who will graduate from North Carolina Sate University this spring) has his pick of job offers to choose. He has worked super hard to excel in his field and all his hard work is paying off. Congratulations Alex!

What are you grateful for today?

1 comment:

Judy H in NC said...

Congratulations to your son. And he is just up the road from me.