In the last post you can see the pre-fired pieces, here they are after the glaze firing. Whale, Elephant and Crow.  Three out of four, for some reason Swan did not make it, . I've been having trouble with this clay batch. The trouble is cooling cracks. I am very disappointed because Swan was my favorite and I spend hours on these pieces! Not good. I am switching clay asap.

Forget Me Not, oval platter 16" length, Cathy Kiffney
Elephant, oval platter 16" tall, Cathy Kiffney
Cosmic Crow, oval platter 16" length, Cathy Kiffney

Piedmont Craftsmen - Things with Wings

Things with Wings, May 4-26, 2012 
Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery

Upcoming show at the gallery in downtown Winston-Salem.  This is an all members show with the theme of wings. The opening reception will be part of the downtown gallery hop on the first Friday of the month, May 4th from 7-10pm. We hope you are able to attend. 

Magpies in Magnolia, hand made wall hanging platter, 12" diam. Cathy Kiffney
 This platter is from my return to slip painting, rather than carving and glazes.  I'm not giving up the carving just yet.  I have so many more ideas with this, I hope to have more time this summer to pursue this series.

An Evening in Paris area strolling around Paris on a warm spring evening. You stop by a little cafe and enjoy delicious local fresh food prepared by talented chefs. Checking out the art shows in the galleries... you can do that tomorrow evening in Paris--the Paris of the Piedmont--Carrboro! Stop by and say Hi, I'll be at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery, 6-9pm

Welcoming Committee

It was such a beautiful weekend for the Open Studio Tour and we had a great turnout. Lots of pieces found new homes. Now I am replenishing the walls and the super sale area for the second weekend so there is still a great selection to choose from.  It looks like the weather is going to be nice again and I hope some of you will be able to come out!
Comet welcoming everyone to the studio

beautiful fall basket courtesy of my mother--Green Pony Garden
Animal and Hummingbird Urn, this piece was sold
Trellises set up around the yard