As I continue on with my test firings in hopes that I will figure out the right firing to get my crystals back in swing, I am keeping up with my throwing plans and schedule. I have been working on a number of things, but one in particular is dish ware. I am creating six different sets of dishes. I started by making the mugs for the sets so I can create the bowls and plates to coordinate with the mug. Everything will be styled around the mug. These are the six mugs I am going to be working with. Each set of dishes will contain service for four. There are also four pieces to each place setting: dinner plate, lunch plate, bowl and mug. Each will be glazed in a different crystalline glaze as well. I have high hopes to display the sets around the table at my fall show…but we shall see how all turns out with my kiln. I think it would be a really neat display.
When I head off to the studio today, I will be monitoring the peak of my glaze firing and its soak times as well. I changed the firing a bit since I have new elements and have been encourage to try this. Since everything has been over-firing, I hope my program will fire better today. We shall see. I fired up the kiln last night at 10 pm. Should still be climbing.