My first glazed Imp, “Butterbean” is finally done. He wasn’t cool enough to pull from the kiln until it was dark out, so I won’t be able to get proper studio pictures of him before I leave for Boise. But I had to share, because he’s just painfully cute!
It’s hard to tell in this photo since there is a lot of glare (no photo cube!), but he’s a grulla pintaloosa. I was a little worried because almost all his detailing was handpainted, and that’s always a big chance when working with underglazes. But it all fired just as I hoped it might. Perhaps he picked up on all the good Mother’s Day karma floating around!
He’ll be flying out with me in the morning, since I want to show him to Joan and Sarah. I’ll post “real” pictures of him when we return. In fact, it will probably be a bit of a baby boom around here when I get back, since the others will have Imps to work on, and I’ll be glazing a Brownie or two.