Feather cups: I haven’t been able to reproduce the crazy drop shadow I got on the first black and white feather cup. Our technician thinks the kiln got too hot and the pigment bled which created the effect. I will continue to experiment.

I am waiting impatiently for planter components to come out of the kiln. I work very intuitively, making separate elements and combining them after their final firing. Combinations I never would have imagined just happen. Once the pieces come together I start looking for the right plant.

Next up are more vases and a series of small textured dishes and shallow bowls.

It took almost 4 hours just to create the stippled surface on these yesterday. Now they must dry thoroughly before the first firing.