Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beautiful morning

Lovely sky this morning!

Getting ready to make our Sunday morning bagel, cream cheese and smoked salmon breakfast, then read the Sunday papers and hit my paper pile for a while. After lunch I'll get in the studio to trim a those couple of pots and see if there's anything else I want to do in there that won't require using any chest muscles.

We're trying to clear out the freezers, so tonight will be spaghetti and meatballs. I think I'll start another no knead bread after dinner so I can bake it tomorrow morning.

Here's the requested  recipe for the blue glaze in yesterday photo.

#1532 Limestone blue (U of Hawaii) C10Reduction

38.1 Kona F4 soda spar
 9.5 Epk
19.1 Whiting
28.6 Flint
 4.7 Barium Carb
Add: 5% Rutile, 2% Cobalt Oxide, 2% Copper Carb, 2% Bentonite

Likes reduction, but not too much. Don't fired too hard a cone 10 or it may pinhole (same thing with too much reduction or too fast a firing). the rutile tends to pinhole in this glaze unless you baby every phase of it. Works best on porcelain or white stoneware. If you like blue, this glaze is worth the trouble. It's a beautiful lapis color, as you can see in yesterday's blog photo.


  1. Hey june lovely picture of th mrning sky. I'm going to philadelphia to the national constitution center to see the princess Diana Exibit. I'm dying to see the wedding gown she wore when she married Prince charles.

  2. Sandy Kiernan Love11/15/09, 12:11 PM

    My husband is Smoking Wild Coho Salmon right now, for lunch! Can't wait! Beautiful sunrise!!

  3. Lovely photo! The bare trees look so beautiful against the purple-pink sky. Miri