I had a fun day today! The rain stopped and the sun came out and it was our day!
I have been dying to do a smoke fire for weeks... months... well I guess over a year, since I insisted on saving the cuttings from our apple tree 2 winter's ago.
I used to fire pottery this way pretty often. I had even built a kiln specifically for smoke firing large pots... but with super busy show schedules and the daily grind I hadn't done this kind of firing since we moved into our current home.
An amazing black Matt necklace from a very talented bead worker- MaryLou Holvenstot finally got me moving and the arrival of a perfectly timed package this morning got it done! Here's MaryLou's Work in progress- http://www.flickr.com/photos/time2cre8/3634982275/
I will get these donuts and beads listed in my etsy shop tomorrow afternoon, but I could not wait to share my excitement and some photos with you today!
I hope everyone had a great Father's Day Weekend!
I'm off to my Father-in-Laws right now for a BIG dinner!