I fired yesterday, with 50 small teabowls for Lois Hirshberg's tea ceremony show at the Cotuit Arts Center, and another 25 or so soup bowls for the Cape Cod Potters' Soup Bowls for Hunger event next month. Plus a few tests of glazes on intern Alex Urbina's stuff and some other things.
There were a lot of pots in there, but the firing went off as it usually does, steady climbs and reduction at the right time.
The result was a group of pretty good pots, most made with the rough clay I use that combines Miller 750 with crushed granite and iron sand. We're off to Seattle later this month to see our son and daughter-in-law and for me to go to NCECA. So I wanted to clear out these obligations before going back on the road.
Still building inventory for the summer, also.
This weekend is the Michael Kline/Ron Philbeck workshop at Barnstable High School in Hyannis. I'll be joining a lot of my friends there, including the two visiting North Carolina potters, who have been blogging friends for some time. But I've never met either of them, though I've admired their pots. I'm looking forward to the weekend.
Photos: Cups for the tea ceremony show; a lovely little cup of poured Shinos; Nuka jar and Shino jar; cracked shallow Shino bowl; another shallow Shino bowl with a bit of poured Nuka.