by MaryAnn CarrollWell...
.....every time Bill fires, I seem to find myself a favorite..... Sometimes, I just like to display them on the shelf over the sink until they sell, other times, I don't want to give them up. This is a keeper. I just fell in love with the little guy as soon as I saw him. The story behind him is that one day, months back, Bill and I went to a house "sale" where they were selling ceramic molds from the 60's. Not quite sure how I felt about the guy who was selling his father's molds from years ago since he was trying to get top dollar for something that they would have to pay to dispose of since there is a VERY limited market out there of people wanting anything like this.
Well... Bill did buy some molds and I did take home some greenware that the guy gave to me for free since it was also 40 years old and it was pretty iffy as to whether or not is would make the ride home. His Dad had been a high school ceramics teacher and died about 40 years ago and his Mom had recently passed. The greenware had been there all these years. I took them since I thought I could fire them and have my grandchildren and nieces glaze them for entertainment.
Anyhow.... Bill took some of these molds and made some crazy little creatures from combining various rabbits, ducks, people, etc. This guy is one of those. And since I'm puzzled as to what to name him I am asking for your help. If you would like to win this sampling of wood-fired beads, how about offering a name to help me decide. I will pick my 10 favorites and then randomly draw from that.
These just came out of the wood-fire kiln yesterday. Wood-firing is not the same as raku. If you would like to learn more about Bill's wood-firing click HERE to keep updated on his blog. For more work by Bill.... (there will be some new listings soon), click HERE to be taken to his Etsy shop.
And.... now for what I had in the wood-firing..... I'll be listing some and keeping some. I am so behind on listing these days and I still have another glaze firing coming up this weekend. My mind is getting a tad bit overloaded. When I reach that point, I just don't know where to begin. With that said and with an overloaded brain that is incapable of coming up with anything catchy to say, here are some gorgeous beads that the pictures are not giving complete justice to.
Thanks for reading......