Dying Eggs

Easter is on its way and so are the eggs!  I have been working on crystalline glazed Easter eggs to try to have them ready by April.  I made a little over 50 of these eggs and wanted to give a couple a try.  While my crystalline dishes were glazing (the ones from the last post), I tucked a couple of eggs in the kiln as my trial run.  They came out great so I went to work glazing and loading up the kiln today.

 

Eggs when they were first thrown, Eggs glazed and ready for the kiln

 

The kiln was fired today around 2:40pm.  If all goes well in the kiln, then I will be able to open the lid on Wednesday and have all the finished eggs for sale on Etsy no later than this Saturday (April 9).  My only reservations about this kiln load was the way I stacked them in the kiln and the pedestals I used.  Since I am now using kiln bricks, the finishing steps are much easier, however, they are not always as sturdy as the pedestal rings made from clay.  I am praying this load goes well and that nothing topples!  I used a wider range of glazes that I tried on these eggs.  I mixed up new batches of copper and cobalt (my two most popular glazes) as well as an ivory crystalline and rutile.  The rutile has become a favorite crystalline glaze of mine.  The colors are an array of greens, yellows, and peach/pinks.  Aside from solid colored eggs, I made a number of them multi-glazed.  I am excited to see how these turn out.

 

Copper on top, ivory on bottom

Those little cubes are the kiln brick pedestals for each of the eggs

 

 

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  • Michele Prince

    They’re beautiful! I’d love to have a basketful on my dining table. Can’t wait to see all the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    They’re beautiful! I’d love to have a basketful on my dining table. Can’t wait to see all the colors.ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet idea! Can’t wait to see how they come out.ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet idea! Can’t wait to see how they come out.ReplyCancel

  • I am so excited to see how these turn out!ReplyCancel

  • I am so excited to see how these turn out!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    These look great! A far cry from when you and Lexi would dye Easter eggs on the picnic table! Can’t wait to see them. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    These look great! A far cry from when you and Lexi would dye Easter eggs on the picnic table! Can’t wait to see them. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Svarczkopf

    Can’t wait to see them. I must have a few!!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Svarczkopf

    Can’t wait to see them. I must have a few!!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    Such a great idea! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    Such a great idea! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KP

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!! =)ReplyCancel

  • KP

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!! =)ReplyCancel

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