Miss Emerilda and Sister Jewel

More shimmery birds.. Each new group changes a little or a lot. This group it was a lot! I admit the whole kiln load came out horribly. I set them aside, tried not to be completely discouraged. I was thinking of that old saying-- "You can't  make a silk purse out of a sow's ear". Very close to smashing them all I gave it one more try. More glazing and  firings and ended up with this soft, opalescent surface, very feminine and romantic. I think of them as old fashioned girls. What do you think?
Sister Jewel.
Luster glaze ceramic wall bird. Cathy Kiffney


Miss Emerilda.
Luster glazed ceramic wall bird by Cathy Kiffney

Luster glazed ceramic wall bird, Cathy Kiffney

I have one more kiln load to go, fingers crossed!


I am very happy how these turned out. More from my underglaze drawing series, these are the owl plates. Size is about 9" diam, and they hare wired on the back to hang. I just listed them on my Etsy site.  Here is the link to what they looked like working on them.

Owl Plate, hand built, 9" diam. Cathy Kiffney

Detail, Owl Plate, Cathy Kiffney

Owl Plate, wall hanging. 9" diam. Cathy Kiffney
Detail, owl plate, Cathy Kiffney

Camouflaged Birds

Sort of!  New birdies with the first stage of surface work. When I finished working on them I realized how they matched the fabric on the work table right behind me. Note to self: surround yourself with beauty. I'm off to the garden center, it is beautiful today and should get up to 75 degrees today!