As I was buying more clay at Shadbolt Center this morning, there was already talk about a snow storm, and afternoon and evening classes were being cancelled in anticipation. I was glad our morning class was not affected, as it seems like a long week since I was last in the studio.
I decided that before starting new work, I would finish up some of my work in progress. So I started with trimming this pot which I plan to use for the raku firing (and save the decorating for the glazing step) :
For the turquoise slip ones, I decided to add a black stain, to accentuate the cracks. In one case, I applied wax to the surface first, and in the other, I was just careful not to apply too much stain to the slip-covered areas, since I had already learned from a classmate that when wiping off the stain, the slip was inclined to wipe off also.
So here are a few of the pots, in various states of being stained and glazed :