I think I may have mentioned my pottery geekeriness. No! Really?
Well my latest pottery inspiration is doing a firing in a barbeque. I've been reading up on pit firing and barbeque firing. Here are some of my sources:
Wildclay - This talks about handbuilding then pit firing, gorgeous black pots.
pistrucciartworks - This one is all about barbeque firing and decoration techniques
vickihardin - This one goes into depth about pit firing and some fab ideas about different materials giving different colours. I so want to try seaweed and drift wood.
So now that I really want to try this, I need to make some items to fire. These items need to be fairly small and be used for decoration due to them not being food safe and a more delicate than properly fired pots. I also want them to be burnished (there's an explanation in the wildclay link), so that they have a smooth shiny finish.
Here's my first piece for the fire. I was inspired by a wonderful pottery blog Glynnes Lessing who recently did a post about double pinch pots. You'll note that my piece is very much like one on here. It reminded me of an angry bird, so I just had to make one.
My bird needs to dry more, so that I can burnish it, then I need to make more pots.
Now for a laugh, my daughter just uncovered this.....
Me Hockey I would be 12 probably I'm far left, back row.