It has been so fun being able to keep up with glaze firings. After a rough winter and lots of pots lots due to the whole freezing and thawing episode, it feels rewarding to be pulling finished pots out of the kiln. I have recently pulled four new Love Line candle pots from the kiln and they turned out really nice. This shape is more rounded and squatty than the other candle pots I have done. It has been great to feature our boy and girl stamp on the pots, too. This was the same stamp used in our wedding mugs. I have one glazed in copper crystalline, one in the cobalt and two in the rutile glaze.
Once again, I am so happy with how the candles glow and paint the light on the walls! I have several more to come as well as more non-Love Line candle pots too. The stamp is a “button” stamp. This meaning I cut out a round, flat piece of clay and attached it to the pot. Once this was secured to the surface of the pot, I pressed the stamp into the button. After the pot was bisque fired, I did a wash of red iron oxide over the boy and girl to make all the grooves really stand out. Then the button was waxed and glazed. The stamp does stand out from the pot a little bit, adding some texture and creating a nice contrast between the raw clay stamp and the crystalline glazed pot.
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