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Kissed By The Flame

Some pots are quiet, they don’t speak of carving or imagery. This one didn’t even speak of glaze colors or designs. Sometimes it’s a good idea to listen to the quiet. That would probably have been a better name for this post, maybe it’s the name of the vase. With nothing but a spearmint liner glaze, this piece was placed in the soda kiln. It’s about 11 inches tall so it was put in the top with a sculpture and a few other tall pieces. The soda and the flame did the decoration.



The vase is still very quiet but I think it came out well. I’m pleased with the painting the soda and flame did.



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Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Galleryby Lori Buff

Still Pinging

I love gas firings.  I love how the flame dances around the pots and kisses them with color.  I enjoy the inconsistency and sometimes unpredictable results.  I feel like the piece is a collaboration between myself and the flame.  I also love how the pots will ping for a while after being removed from the kiln.  To me it sounds like they are singing.
After the most recent gas firing I left these pieces on the dinning room table for far longer than I should have but everyday at least one of them would greet me with it's song.   
Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery

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  1. I love the idea of singing pottery. Beautiful work too!

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  2. The idea is great (also the collaboration between you and the flame)
    I believe it may have gone too far however when they all start pinging "Be Our Guest" =)

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  3. If they start pinging any recognizable tune I'll stick to electric firing...or stop drinking my own beer.

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  4. oh golly, what a FANTASTIC group of work here!

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