In spite of the fact that I'm always busy, regardless of the season, this time of year is a little slower for me where the studio is concerned.
It gives me an opportunity to slow down and play with new techniques and ideas, make a few Christmas gifts and try out some new glazes and glaze combinations.Of course, I'm still emotionally and spiritually ready to win a measly $5 million in the lottery, so I can go back to doing this every day, but that's another story!
I made up some dipping glazes this weekend, which is a bit of a rigamarole because the dry ingredients need to be sieved into the water. I do it by hand since I don't yet have the rotary sieve kit, so it takes a while!
And because the powder form of the chemicals and minerals used in glazes are pretty nasty to inhale, I got to wear my sexy NIOSH mask!
I do have a mixing attachment for my drill, which enables me to wear some of my glazes. You know, just to try them on...
I was reminded of the "Distractingly Sexy" Twitter campaign that I saw earlier this year once I took a look at this picture. Because really, this has got to be my sexiest look,ever!
I'll post some pics of the finished pieces, of course.
And at some point, I'll post video of this year's haunt and a bunch of the other stuff I haven't gotten around to posting as of yet.