Blog: Testing

Blue Feathers Project

Blue Feathers Project

The Blue Feather project will be a hopefully ongoing project for us. Basically the idea is we’re crafting pendants with a Blue Feather, representing the LGBT populace. I thought they might also be a great way to experiment with new materials and techniques, and also be a fun way to get people who haven’t really...

Beeswax Wraps Attempt 1

Beeswax Wraps Attempt 1

Today I took a crack at making the beeswax food wraps. I have 6 different fabrics I want to try this out on so I cut an 8 inch circle out of each to test with today. 3 are purchased printed cottons from either Wal-mart or Joan’s and the other 3 are thrift shop finds....

Experimenting with pre-made ceramics

Experimenting with pre-made ceramics

This past few weeks we have been doing a bit of experimenting with re-glazing ceramic objects we’ve found at dollar stores and thrift stores. This is mosly the hus-monkey’s project and doing… but thrifting is fun so I’ve been helping choose items and will hopefully paint a few. We’re trying things that are both just...

Bisque Fire 1 – Cone 02 – ???

Bisque Fire 1 – Cone 02 – ???

Cones & Kiln Setup The Stuff! Before Firing Firing Notes everything went pretty much as expected. sitter cone was bent properly, and witness cones were as expected. 02 bent over and 04 06 laying flat but still not puddled or blistered. laguna terracotta, and psh terracotta bot fired hard / passed steel scratch test. laguna...

First Firing

First Firing

February 18 We’re pretty sure we’ve managed to over-fire things a bit since a few of the glazed things are kinda bubbly textured and weird. That, and the kiln sitter cone (a thing which bends when it gets to the required heat to tell you it’s done) had turned into what looks like melted chocolate....