During the workshop (which was 3 days, but we took a 4th day to finish up), I created 4 large pieces, and 4 mugs. All turned out well beyond my expectations.
Let's start with this covered casserole dish...
It is decorated on the sides with thick slip. The glaze is Ash Yellow, which gives the look of a soda fired vessel, and has some beautiful visual texture. I sprayed it lightly in spots with Khaki, which gives it a slight blush. But even under the lid, which I don't remember spraying with Khaki, I have some beautiful blush of a rusty color. It couldn't have turned out more beautiful, in my opinion. When it was bisque fired, the handle on the top of the lid had popped off, but very cleanly. So I took a chance and attached it with glaze, and that did the trick. I'm very happy about that, as I had already accepted that I may end up with a lidless casserole, which would have been a shame, since it is such a beautiful lid. The little dimple on top is something I learned from Tony, it makes it easier to grasp the lid.
I made another one which is very similar, except it features a large thrown handle :
The glaze is again the Ash Yellow, which performed beautifully. My notes say I sprayed a bit of Khaki as well, but I see that it was just on the underside, which has a slight blush. Beautiful. And I used Deep Blue to accent the fine line on the pedestal.
And the final one thrown and assembled in a similar manner :
This is my final large piece, which Tony demo'd as a pitcher, with a spout and handle. But I couldn't get myself to create a pitcher. I had decided I would like to add two handles, but in the rush to finish, I decided I liked it without any handles, just as a simple vase. It is more versatile that way, right?
Then my 4 mugs, which I experimented with applying very different glazes :
This first one is very rustic, suitable for a cabin :
Speaking of mugs and pottery, I am ECSTATIC to announce that Hemlock Mountain Coffee Co. in Agassiz is now carrying my pottery. If you are ever passing by that way, make sure you stop in for a coffee and browse their giftware. They have excellent online reviews for both their coffee and their service.
I just stopped by their Facebook page, and was excited to see my pottery in a couple of their photos :
I brought home a lot of other exciting pieces (many of which will end up at Hemlock Mountain Coffee Co., I'm sure). One piece which will NOT be for sale, at least for the foreseeable future, is my beautiful beast of a vase featuring three winged dragons. I will post more photos next time I have a chance, but here is me after just arriving home, beaming with joy that it survived both firings, and the glazes look amazing :