These cups above are the fired results of my first test the other day. I arranged them in the same order as the photo from the last firing. I think in the future I might post the images together. In fact, I will do it now. So, below are the mugs again glazed and unfired. Interestingly enough, the fired results are very similar to when they are raw glazed. I have never worked with glazes before that so closely resemble their fired result. It's a little wierd, but helpful in a way. I had a few interesting results. Nothing spectacularly successful, but I'm going to get there slowly but surely as they say
Well, that's about it I guess. I'm going to the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair tomorrow. It's a nine day long fair and tomorrow is the last day. I'm going for research really. I want to check out how all the potters set up their booths and such. I have never done a fair and hope to do this one next year as well as a couple of others, so I need to start preparing.
This fair cost a LOT to enter. First you have to be a member of the League, which I am, and to do the entire 9 days it's 2,000 dollars. Yes, three zeros. You can choose to do four or five days for 1,000. It's a pretty big investment, but with the potential of a huge return. It's very heavily attended and if I'm ready by then, hopefully I'll do well. Never know not trying. This fair is the oldest craft fair in the country by the way.
Below is my second test set waiting to be fired. I can only fit 7 mugs in the test kiln, so I think one has to wait. I've already learned a thing or two on what to do and not do, so hopefully this set will be better than the last and so on.