Archive | September, 2007

More shrinking

Here are all three sizes of the Celtic Pony – 3.25″, 1.5″ and 7/8″. I used the same glaze on all three, and fired them together, but for some reason the smallest one came out a very different shade of green. That’s part of the fun of ceramics. You never know exactly what you are going to get until you open the kiln!

I have another neat trick with moldmaking that I want to share, but I need to color-correct the photos first. Hopefully I’ll get those up this weekend.

Edit: I forgot to mention. I made another of the smallest size, and placed a tab on the back to make it a button. My only problem was that I didn’t mark the mold before I pressed the clay, so I had to guess how to orient the tab. I guessed wrong, so it’s oddly oriented relative the the direction of the pony. But it’s a really cute button otherwise! And now I have the mold marked for the future.

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Shipping and Receiving

I’ve noticed on sites like Etsy and eBay, sellers sometimes specify that their item comes from a “smoke-free, pet-free” home. I am used to seeing the first, but that last one is new to me. So I thought perhaps I should introduce Emmaline, manager of Shipping and Receiving. That’s her there, receiving a package. She was given her position due to her enthusiasm for brown trucks and the men who drive them.

I figured a warning might be in order, with all the Pirate Ponies about to arrive at their new homes. We really try to keep Emma from putting too much of herself into her work, but still packages often go out with… well, evidence that this is most certainly not a “pet-free home”! (Don’t look closely under the tape and all will be fine…)

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