I could not be happier with how the kiln is firing and the results I’ve been getting. It gives me the fuel I need to finish glazing the last two houses and build the birds that will sit on the posts.
The posts have also been fired but I don’t want to share them with you until they’re complete. I’m hoping they don’t sell and I’ll get to put them in my yard when the show is over. While I was teaching the bird house class at the Crafts Center, I’ll be teach a tile class over the summer, I was also taking a class on making totem poles with ceramist extraordinaire Julie Olson of White Oak Pottery. While there I made a beautiful bead, using a very craftsmany stamp that was easy to turn into a tile pattern. I was wild about it when I saw it finished and it inspired me to make these posts. Coming up with a bird sitting on top was easy.
Wondering why I’m firing only two houses at a time? Easy, half the kiln is filled with the tiles for the craftsmen kitchen and the other half has the bird houses. One more firing and I’ll be done with the houses and the tiles.
This is the house I made for the woman named Birdie and her grand daughter Lily. I’m very fond of this one. It called out for flowers with large blooms.