Here are most of the pots from the firing I unpacked today, and one or two close ups of crystals.
Close up of the crystals of the brown pot above. Note the mother of pearl colours and the "wood grain" background.
These crystals belong to a more severe looking pot. I was fascinated as to how the crystals lost their colour in raking light, and looked like pale Xrays of themselves.
With the light more directly on the crystals they show a strong blue. Notice the more compact, slightly blobby, form that these crystals have as compared with the looser, more flower like crystals on the first pot.
I spent the morning grinding glaze runs off pots and listening to the last stages of the New Zealand v Australia cricket test match, as Australia pulled off another win. Their bowlers can manage over 150 kilometres per hour with the ball... our fast bowlers are damaging themselves if they manage much over 140... I don't know how the Aussies do it!
Maniototo. Laura showed them her paintings, and I demonstrated throwing pots on the wheel, and we had a tour around the kilns for good measure. It made a nice change from glazing pots to get my hands into clay again, and the visit was a refreshing short break from my current pre exhibition activities.
Must end this now..., 11.30pm..., time for bed!