Sunday, August 29, 2010

I'm going nuts!




Well, we sold 5 plates with the reticulated glaze surface this weekend so I'm on a non-functional kick. I'm making some stands for a series of lichen bowls (well not really bowls) that will be mounted on some stands of clay that I make by wedging walnut shells into the clay. The walnut shells are used as a course product for cleaning as in sand blasting. Walnuts are known as the vegetable arsenic so I think anyone that wants to try this should have a well ventilated kiln. Ours is outside so the burning off of the shells will blow off in the wind. I think I can hear my neighbour coughing. When the organic matter burns out of the clay and they are glazed with the lichen glaze they could be interesting.

2 comments:

Linda Starr said...

hope you post the results, I've done coffee grounds which turned out like salted concrete, nice.

Anonymous said...

Cute squirrel cartoon. I have a pet squirrel. Every time I go outside he comes to visit me. His name is "little" He sat on my kiln the other day while I was changing the elements. His mom's name is "cobbie" because we watched her dig up a full cob or corn she had buried in our front lawn.