Wednesday, 21 December 2011

a good firing!

BLUE!!!!

The Bee Boxes
and to prove that I do use presents from Daughter!! An order for mugs with impressed logo.



New storage jar shapes
Now what is in there?!!

It always seems so little when it gets onto the wareboards..one shelf per board...but here it all is, with more behind awaiting firing.
Now to see if I can get that last jar lid off, and to pack those for posting....if they're cool enough!!

19 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

those bee jars are really sweet!

Kath said...

all those yummee blues! It must feel like magic opening the kiln door...

gz said...

It does indeed, Kath!

CWG, They are for an order...but I think that there will be more made next year!!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

soooooo nice :) awesomely cute sculpted little dudes too!

Michèle Hastings said...

love the bee jars! i also like the arrangement of the stamped letters on the mugs... it works well.

Zhoen said...

Gorgeous blue. I like the impressed mugs as well.

Claudia MacPhee said...

A good firing is always such a nice feeling. And knowing that an order has come out good feels even better!

gz said...

Thankyou, all!

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

Love the stamped mugs, Solstice blessings!

gz said...

Blessings Be to you too CC, hope you fare better in 2012

Hawthorn said...

Beautiful work, glorious blue :)
Good winter solstice
blessings
hawthorn x

red dirt girl said...

Lovely, all! Congratulations on a successful firing. Wish I lived close enough to place lots of orders!

Happy Solstice, gz
xxx

Peter said...

Yay, lovely firing! What a nice
Christmas gift for a potter. Happy Christmas and New Year to you!

gz said...

RDG I do ship to anywhere...but unfortunately it does cost quite a bit!

WOL said...

Have you thought of making honey pots? Taller than the bee pots and straight sided that honey could be served from? A bee on the lid for a handle, and maybe one or two others stuck on the pot for decoration. They would be so lovely in that lighter brown like the impressed mugs. (and maybe "Hunny" stamped on the side? --LOL) Also if the salt pots were rolled over a little more upright so their openings were higher up, and their bodies were a little more "potbellied" (rounder and deeper), with a small notch or depression in the lip where a spoon handle could rest, jam or jelly, or honey, or even sugar, could be served from them. Molded fruit cut in half and stuck on for decoration -- and maybe a bee or two. If they were a little more upright, they could also hold a lid so that contents could be stored as well as served. I like the "pot bellied" storage jars. It's a lovely shape. And what about spoon rests, where you could lay a spoon you're using for stirring -- so it wouldn't make a mess on the cooker top or countertop? You might try one or two -- Are you still making yarn bowls?

Gardeningbren said...

It actually looks like a great firing to me..not simply good. The pots look fantastic and the glazes outstanding. Really liked your stamping imprints...wow, the possibilities!! Happy Potty Christmas.

Cro Magnon said...

'Nice pots', said the painter to the potter.

Happy Christmas from France. Bisou.

gz said...

WOL, The Bee Boxes have worked well, honey jars are being considered, as are taller salt pots-but the beauty of the small ones is that there is a minimum of turning after throwing, and the only addition is the knob. We'll see!

'Thankyou kind Sir' said the potter to the painter!!

Joyeux Noel and Nadolig LLawen from Wales!!

madpotter1 said...

Those bee pots are just the bomb gz!
Good firing indeed! Bet they all find good homes too.