Wednesday, February 10, 2010


There are vessels in the kiln, and vessel lids, and owls and fat alien pods. Can't wait until morning to see them. Did you know that many colors of glass look completely different when they are hot? The yellow ochre glass I used for the pods turns deep red when it's hot, and though I have a fairly good idea of what they should look like, it's always, always fun to take them out of the kiln the next day.
I should amend all honesty, there have been quite a few beads over the years that elicit "What the hell was I thinking??" the next day. But usually I don't anneal those ones, they go into the water can where they blast themselves into fragments with satisfying clouds of steam.

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