Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crockery for dolls

Hello dear readers~*grin*

Today was such a lovely day! It made me think how often I forget to thank the Lord for blessing us with different seasons.

It has been a much cooler winter in which I truly love it until I have to go outside and do farm chorus, grin, but at any other time one can find me sitting next to my fireplace either sculpting or drawing however ;....today was different.... grin.

This morning I woke to find a crisp clean dry air and temperatures on low 60's. It felt like a lovely spring day! A great desire came to me to sit at my potter's wheel and to turn some pottery!!

I normally turn pottery during spring and fall but today was an exception and how I loved it!*grin*

I have made an entire china set for my dolls but I still have 2 others that I desire to do. One is a transferware in red ( English set) and the other is a set that both of my oldest daughters gave me and my husband as an anniversary gift several years ago. This set we use everyday and they are very rustic looking and features a deer image .

Here you can see the pots in a 'green ' stage. I just finished turning when I took the pictures. They will dry, then I will sand , sign and fire bisque ( this is the first fire) . After that , I will glaze and fire again , then I will do the transfer ware images to the pots.

As you can see these are not super small china but wait, I forgot to say that after the fire , they will shrink about 30%.

I will do another post when I have the second stage done. the thing is , my kiln is very big so in order for me to fire and not waste the firing , I must fill up the kiln . I can only fire the pottery until the last thing I made is totally dry so sometimes it takes me forever since I don't sit and turn all the time BUT I am planning, lord willing, to turn more next week!




I hope you have a wonderful Lord's day tomorrow!

6 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Tita, I went to your other blog to respond to your visit and missed this one until I went through my blog roll....oh dearest artist...you captivate my imagination here! WHAT SWEETNESS your hands are able to fabricate....you are blessed and I can just see you by the fire...what a lovely site. GROSSES BISES, Nita

Jacqueline said...

My mother was a ceramic artist but it was back in the 70's and she taught classes both on the wheel and by mold. I remember helping her to glaze. Sometimes we'd be up until 2am painting together it was such fun.

Inspiration flows out of you, just as God intended for the world to see.

Once Upon a Fairyland is being blessed beyond belief. The day I gave the whole store to Lord and decided I was just the keeper...amazing things happened.

Love to you and I'm full of anticipation. I have the perfect place for your prints picked out...perfect!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you for this post Patricia! I know almost nothing about making china so this is great to know how it works :) Waiting for the next stage to see.:)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello dear Pat
How are you on this beautiful Sunday?
These are just beautiful.. I know the amount of work that goes into your pots.. What a great idea to make crockery for the dolls.
Enjoy this day
Blessings,
Penny

Patricia Cabrera said...

Hello dear friends!!
@ Nita, I love you and your visits always makes me so happy!!

@Jackie I too , am so very excited and thankful to you!!! I can't wait to see what it will turn out for both of us!!!

@The old maid, Ewa, I am so happy to have you visit me (here) Thank you so much for leaving me a note!

@ penny, Hey sweet girl yes yes, it was a lovely Sunday and more special to me because half of my family were gone and go0t back on Saturday . Nothing like a having my children and husband near me!!!!

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

Lately dear Pat, I have been catching up on the little to no sleep I've had over the past three years...having spent those long, lovely night hours learning to make dolls. It is now time to rest a bit and move into the next chapter. Sadly, my computer time has also suffered as the lamp light is turned out earlier. But tonight I just had to visit my good friends to peek into the windows of your heart and see what you have been up to.
Creative lovliness, of course. And I am so happy to find you at your wheel. Bless you, my dear friend, for all the beauty you bring into this world. In so many ways and forms...
lovingly, Rose

 
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