I have been trying to make the gas kiln do something that I liked - used mostly rutile and copper red glazes to get an effect of moving and layered color. For the forms I wanted them to have details that had a sense of subtle movement.
It was a busy time getting ready for Rail Road Days in summer 2017. I only had a small eclectic kiln to use so it slowed things down in the firing. I almost did not make the dead line for the show due to kiln issues -- so I was unloading the kiln the morning of the first day of the show! So I, unfortunately, did not get many pictures of the finished projects. Most of them are now in peoples homes. Colored painted flowers are good sellers and the garlic graters, which I saw at another craft fair, are also good sellers. Money for the sales went to the school art program.
At this point I was back to using the gas kiln -- I had not used it much for the last ten years for a lot of reasons. Restarting it proved to be an issue .... I could not use the bright colors in the paintings since it would burn out so I mostly used chrome green and cobalt oxide stains. It worked nicely and they were popular. I also was working with copper red and rutile glazes.
I began doing more colored painting on bowls and other wares. They were a success in terms of sales - but I mostly prefer the blue and white at home... I pretty much stopped using the glass shards they did not work as well as I would like. I also did some work with putting red clay over grey and scraping a design into it.
an incomplete sampling.... this was the first year I participated in Rail Road Days in Snoqualmie Washington. I was joined by two of my students. It proved to become a tradition as we went out in 14,15,16 and 2017.
I glazed all the ware at once - and I was not crazy about the how the glaze turned out. Learned not to do that... Also was in a craft fair in the fall.
I have been throwing and making slabs out of porcelain since the beginning of June... So many ideas!
Many other demos to be found on aheidemanart on you tube