April 9, 2017: The kiln gods were smiling

The firing is done, and this soft brown pod vase is a complete winner for me.  If I can just duplicate the tiny crystals and subtle color movement , I'll be thrilled!  The pitcher, too, had some juicy glaze effects.  Next firing I'll try to get this result over the whole pot. The lobed vase with three openings was fired twice, but that's OK, if I can get these results that way.  Last,  I've tacked on a couple of other near misses, as they have some potential.  Glazing can be such a challenge, but when it works, there's no bigger thrill.

This is one of the few pots I've been completely happy with.  (Picky, picky.) 

This is one of the few pots I've been completely happy with.

 (Picky, picky.) 

With luck, the next pitcher with these glazes will have a broader sweep of the pastel, crystal-covered drape.

With luck, the next pitcher with these glazes will have a broader sweep of the pastel, crystal-covered drape.

I think I got lucky on this one.

I think I got lucky on this one.

 
This pot has the same as the taller vase, and has also been fired twice.  Here I got lot of bubbling, unlike the other vase.  As sometimes these glazes work so well together, it's worth working toward consistancy for this combination.  Frustrating, but a challenge I'll willingly take on.

This pot has the same as the taller vase, and has also been fired twice.  Here I got lot of bubbling, unlike the other vase.  As sometimes these glazes work so well together, it's worth working toward consistancy for this combination.  Frustrating, but a challenge I'll willingly take on.

A bit gnarly, but the form has some promise.

A bit gnarly, but the form has some promise.