Friday, March 26, 2010

Good News... Good Firing!



Just a quick post to say that the firing that I finished at 2.30am on the post before has turned out well. Unpacked it this morning. I made several useful tests to help sort out where I was going wrong before with the glazes, and I made a big change to the firing, doing the climb to top temperature much faster than previously, firing slightly lower, and adding quarter of an hour to the crystal growing period. Anyway, results are most encouraging, so thanks for your crossed fingers, prayers, and supportive comments!

Must dash now and keep working, but here are some quick pictures, sorry some are blurry.







12 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

These are really really beautiful! I don't normally like the crystal glazes so much but these are lovely! congrats, I know you must be tired, 2:30?! yikes :)

cookingwithgas said...

oh my and oh my!
those really look great I bet you are pleased!

Angie said...

These are spectacular ...love the bright cobalt blue ones and the bowls may be my favourites xx

Pat - Arkansas said...

Oh, my word! What gorgeous things! Congrats, Peter!

Sheila said...

The cobalt blue knocks my sox off !

Joseph said...

I love the bowls, with the contrasts in colours between the crystals and the background colours. When we went to potfest last year we bought a bowl from one of the many people selling crystal glazes because his was the most interesting with the two colours rather than red on red or blue on blue

Linda Starr said...

spectacular, that bowl is wondeful as all the othes, great work.

Judy Shreve said...

Oh Peter you got amazing results! You must be pleased.

ang said...

wow well done peter!!! super fines glazes all the best with the clean up...

Armelle said...

Ils sont magnifiques, je suis très contente pour vous. Quel soulagement !!! They are wonderful I am happy for you, what a relief !!!

rwhendrix said...

Great looking work Peter! Love the blue crystal bowls the best.

Peter said...

Dear All,
Many Thankyous for your lovely comments, it is nice having something good to celebrate. Welcome to my blog Sheila, I was wondering who those socks belonged to!
Another late firing tonight... some more bowls.