The eclipse experience was pretty nifty at our cabin in Montana. But a couple of days prior to that event, Brenda was up early and took this picture...the two reflections of the sun rising is pretty cool but that little dot in the left...that's the moon...very cool. This is our "everyday" view across Lake Hebgen. The view is of Horse Butte. I of course do not get up this early.
After the fun and games of a vacation, we drove the 16 hours (or so) to home...I worked in the studio the next day and got my materials box ready to head off to Reno for three days of glaze workshop with John Britt. Great three days...and the results... well some of them anyway... were very good. Others, well...let's just call them "interesting" and then perhaps I'll shut up...
...of course I wont. This was my lab partner's work. Gary didn't do anything wrong. The kiln didn't do him any favors...but it's a bubbly glaze that the class was going to use as an example of some ingredient. The tests unfortunately bubbled so violently that they fused a number (as in lots of) of folks tests together in these sharp and jaggedy objects. We were reminded that crying was not allowed by our instructor. While interesting from a "what not to do" standpoint, and perhaps as a "how cool is that"...I don't think these will be retested here at LickinFlames anytime soon...as in maybe ever (or never).
Lickinflames is known for making special yarn bowls, shawl pins and closures along with a line of mugs, plates and wall decor. Lickinflames is proud of it's 45 year history of making pottery using raku, obvara and feather decorations. The beautiful patterns created by saggar firing, especially tin foil saggar simply fascinating. All the work is handmade using stoneware clay.