Thanks to all visiting SLO Botanical Garden this last weekend! Looks like the plant sale and "Art in the Garden" events were both well attended - lots of activity.
Thanks to all working behind - and in - the scenes to make it happen.
Enjoyed the music!
Thanks to all who took a look and special thanks to those who stopped to chat.
I looped around several times, aiming to get a good long look at the work each vendor/artist/artisan had on display, and whilst looking, briefly introduce myself; it was a pleasure.
Hope to see you all again soon!
SLO Botanical Garden "Art in the Garden" event starts tomorrow, 5-7 p.m. champagne and chocolate whoohaa!
...am heading out to the Studio to pack more boxes up now.
I'd decided against price increases for this year - I'm pricing wares about the same as last year.
That's me, lower right corner.
Thirty-five vendors/artists/artisans this year!
Unloaded the kiln Sunday afternoon; finished inspection, foot polishing, and washing yesterday.
Once priced, I'll post them on the "current work" page.
Recent bisque load - all liner glazing is done, chatter marks are filled.
Next, sieve and mix up the red, variegated blue, teal, rutile green, maybe the reclaimed light blue, and glaze the outsides, then load the kiln.
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SLO Botanical Garden "Art in the Garden" event is coming up. I'm excited to be a part of this again.
It's a bit more trouble to get the clean and sharp line between the liner and outside glazes at the rim; I think it is worth it. The liner glaze is poured in and poured out. The outside is glazed by dipping the ware upside down in the glaze - it won't stick to the inside or the rim, as that part has been waxed.
I'm filling the chatter marks with glaze or underglaze, then wiping back the excess. It's a bit more trouble, however, sometimes the glaze will "crawl" out of the chatter mark if they haven't been filled in before dipping.
I like to think the chatter marking adds some interest, and also a bit of extra grip for the fingers.