Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where in the world did these colors come from??

These were all in the same batch. I refired these pieces because I didn't like the original color. Some I had tumbled and there were all shiny bronze and others had come from an early batch that didn't have any color. The last time that I fired using this carbon I got browns and tans so I thought maybe the carbon was getting exhausted. I was expecting browns with this batch. What a surprise. This batch has it all...golds, greens, blues, purples, reds. The blues are irridescent. Did the carbon absorb something while it was sitting around? Is it because there was an acrylic coating on the pieces? I had sprayed them about a month ago as an experiment to see if it would keep them from oxidzing. I have no idea but they are really colorful.
I set up tomorrow for the weekend show. I convinced Lou to take off early to help me. The biggest thing for me is popping the tent. Once that is up then I can do the rest....although there is alot hauling of boxes and containers. Then it is 10-8 Friday/Saturday and 10-6 on Sunday. I am excited to be in this show but I will be glad when it is over. This is my biggest show of the year. I have only one other after this and it is a one-day event.
Wish me luck :))


Karen Elmquist said...

Damn Girl, those are so beautiful! I would fondle them even more than a Fretz hammer!

Katie said...

Wow! Those are amazing!! When your shows are over and you have time to play, you'll have to experiment with refiring pieces with and without the acrylic coating to see what made the difference. These are really outstanding colors!!

SueB383 said...

Wow! I am speechless (which is amazing in itself) ... these are just beautiful! It would be very interesting if it did have something to do with that acrylic coating ... hmmmmmm?!

Laithia said...

What stunning colors!!! You'll have to let us know what happens if you try experimenting with the acrylic again.

KayUK said...

Wow, those are like the best LOS colours I've seen, except it's Bronze. That's so beautiful, and the pieces have such a wonderful strong, dynamic design, I love them.

Best of luck for your show.

Ellen Dooley said...

Wow..gorgeous variations..I love that metallic sheen!

Nice job!