Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Adrift at Sea

Sheila is back in the boat building business. It must be the immigrant memory of the boat ride to Canada from Scotland as a wee lass.  The latest one from the firing is the one with the angry wires sticking out from. I love the little bits of yellow glaze she put on the ends of the nichrome wire. She is having a lot of fun with the reticulated glaze by adding spoonfuls of stain and oxide by eye with no measuring. Also thanx to the advice of our clay supplier we switched to iron chromate to provide us with the black glaze. Again just add enuff chromate by eye to turn the glaze black. We had been using black stain but it was far to expensive to make a decent size batch of glaze. It is providing a rather leathery look to the surface. It's almost as if they are slippers and not boats. Yes, these are the shoes that every woman goes looking for in shoes stores across the nation that haven't been designed as of yet.

4 comments:

Cyndi Casemier Johnson said...

I like, I like!

Dennis Allen said...

They look like slippers for folks that don't know if they are coming or going.

Ashley said...

The slipper that exfoliates your feet at the same time. Dr. Scholls look out...

Daphne Vega said...

These are stunning! Do they sit on horizontal surfaces or only vertical? I would love to see their profile!