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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.

Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Galleryby Lori Buff

Dinning With The Birds

These plates, bowls and cups came out of the kiln and I just couldn't resist seeing how they would look as a place setting.  So I took them out to the deck and set up the table.  It just seemed right to have bird plates while dinning outside.  The set is for sale so I didn't really use them, just set them up and took a couple of pictures in the late afternoon sun.  I got to play with them a little before packing them up for this Fired Works.

I'm really happy with the way they came out.  Each piece has a bird image inlaid into it using the Mishima technique.  The lines came out really sharp, even the fine detail.  I can see the attraction to this style.

Mishima Bird Table Setting - Lori Buff

I've started doing this on different pieces.  I'm inlaying flowers, horses and birds as you can see.  I'm not sure where this will go but I really do like the way it looks on these pieces with the ash glaze.  I also like that it incorporates drawing into my pottery which is fun.  It's time consuming because each image needs to be drawn twice but I think the results are worth it.


  1. The place setting looks great and love the mishima.

    1. Thanks Linda, it's fun to do too, even if it is time consuming.

  2. Sounds like you are enjoying the process which makes it all worth while. Love your images and your execution.

    1. Hi Suzy, I really do enjoy it. I enjoy doing them and I enjoy the results.

  3. I love these, they are gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Janet, wait until you see what else I'm making using Mishima.


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