This is the chocolate brown stoneware. I hope I like this after it's glazed because it's a real pain to work with. Everything and I mean everything gets red on it when you work with this clay! My hands, my clothes, my desk, my tools - not my favorite thing. But it's kind of a pretty nutty brown color now that it's been bisque fired. Anxious to see how this clay and the medium brown look after I glaze them.These are the porcelain ornaments I've made along with some pendants and earrings, etc.
And a bunch of beads in buff stoneware, porcelain, and a few in the chocolate brown.
Oh, and I shouldn't forget all of these porcelain buttons still waiting to be glazed.
Everything in this post is being glazed this week. It's going to be a bit like a sweatshop around here, but there are a lot of gifts in these batches. And this doesn't include all of the things I made over the weekend that are drying and waiting to be bisque fired. It's craziness. And in my typical fashion, I want to make a journal as a gift with some of those squishy pillow things from last week. I think I should just go ahead and schedule my nervous break down for next week if I keep that idea on the list.
I did finish my Christmas shopping over the weekend (thank God for the Internet) and bought most of the ingredients for the baked gifts. Next week is baking and wrapping week. I may be having my family here again for Christmas so I'm a little worried about the state of chaos my house will be in by next Friday with all of the glazing and baking and wrapping going on and nothing in the cleaning department. I'm hoping to be very productive and have everything finished by next Wednesday so that Thursday and Friday can be cleaning days. Although, like I mentioned earlier, I may have to schedule my nervous breakdown in there too. It's fun crazy though - I like this kind of crazy.
Are you ready for Christmas?