Thursday, 10 October 2013

From the Kiln

Just in time for fall, the first batch of oak leaf pendants/ornaments/gift tags is out of the kiln...
 I'm not sure how it shows up on your screen, but the brown/red one came out perfectly the colour of the darker oak leaves on our street...darker than the ones from the park that are pictured with it.
I love them...and it's good timing too because I just sold my last one a few weeks ago.  They are in my Etsy shop right now.

The quilt block serving dish is also out.  I will be making more of these soon, if my attention span allows.
I chose to glaze half of it in clear, and half in blues, greens, and turquoises because so often that's how you see the blocks pieced together in a full quilt.
 I handled it 5 or 6 times before I noticed this...
...tiny bit of glaze that skipped on the underside of the plate (it's hard to notice white on white).  So now I am undecided if I sell it as a second at a reduced price or not at all.  I think I might save it for a show where I can point it out in person because I would hate for someone to buy it and not realize it was there...even though it doesn't affect the function of the piece.  It is still waterproof, oven safe, and microwave safe.

I would appreciate your thoughts on that...anyone out there who sells hand made items - do you sell your imperfect items, or just stash them away somewhere?  And on the flip side...anyone who purchases  hand made items - when it is the tiniest little imperfection, would you skip the piece completely, or would you appreciate having a chance to buy a unique item at a reduced price because of it?

In other news:
my son is now starting to bring home his shop class projects.  I'm enjoying seeing how much he likes the class, and I'm impressed by the quality of his work.  Funny thing is, he keeps pointing out that tiny little gap - but the piece of wood he was given wasn't as wide as the pattern called for, so he had to do some "fandangling" on his own.  I think it turned out great for a first project that required modifications.

Now the hard part - choosing the paint colour(s).

1 comment:

  1. Wow your cermaics are grogeous I love the leaves, so sweet and wow the dish is just beautiful, thanks for stopping by my Summerhouse.
    Clare x