This one glaze, Cream Gloss, that i was a bit unsure about at the beginning, but now I’ve been adding other glazes to it, I’m liking it….it’s the one that looks a bit like caramel….and the results from adding some of the other glazes on top of the persimmons and the nutmeg glazes are giving me some decent lifts!!! there are so many possibilities…..
One of the things I’m interested in is having a really nice celadon glaze, and i know it’s much harder in oxidation, but i think I’ve managed to find a decent celadon, after 3 tries….i’m pretty happy, given my understanding, after 25 years in this business, of chemistry is really basic….and i mean really basic, i’m actually starting to understand some aspects of how glazes work…..and it is opening up a whole new world of possibilities for me! But on the down side, tried to maneuver an other glaze, floating blue, which, on the 2nd try, turned a bit more green than i wanted….has become even more green on the 3rd try….that’s the head scratcher!!!!
but lots of good results and many more creative paths to follow!!
We’ve decided to have an open house for the Mother’s Day weekend….supposed to be the second busiest retail weekend, next to christmas….go figure eh…..which gives me a goal to work towards, a compost pile to move and a lot of outdoors type of work to be done to make the place look really inviting. I’m always actually pretty happy to have deadlines, otherwise you feel like ‘why, when….what for’! So, if anyone reading this is in the vicinity of Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, on the weekend of 7, 8 & 9th May….come on by – we’ll have some refreshments, some lovely flowers to give away….and lots of new pots to show ya!!!
In other news, it’s been a weird day – actually couple of days…weatherwise…woke up this morning to snow on the ground….thankfully that didn’t stay too long….and i went off for a nice walk. Found these lovely new buds….i think they are Elders….but not a hundred percent sure….
That’s about all for this evening….but i just want to tell you that i also have a photo journal blog of sorts…you can find it here…..