This year’s King’s Cup 8 winners will be taking home, among other fabulous prizes, Barley Hollow bowls. In the past, I’ve made mugs for prizes. This time around, at the suggestion of a buddy, we’re doing bowls. I made a lot – about 38 – in hopes that a sufficient number would be suitable for prizes. Most of them will work! There are a few with little issues that I’m uncomfortable releasing. I wouldn’t sell them, so I’m not giving them as prizes. And there were a few in the group that worked out really well.
Another bigger item in this firing is the butter dish. I made 8 and this time they’re long enough! Yay! More butter dishes. The albany slip on the dark clay was especially striking. The art deco green didn’t have anything to break on, but still yeilded an interesting satiny finish, something more like pewter with a hint of green.
There were a couple +14″ chargers still waiting for kiln space. I’ll fire them next week after all the hub-bub. For now, the King’s Cup bowls are the big deal. And I’m happy they finished in time.
UPDATE: Yesterday was the final day of the King’s Cup, and we awarded 27 of the bowls to the top 3 places in each division. Everyone got to pick their own. I hope everyone enjoys their bowls. It’s always interesting to see what gets picked and what gets left behind. Some that I really liked were among the last to go or are still in the studio. This just helps me keep in mind that making a lot of different pieces with their own personality is a good thing. Now, it’s time to get back making more pottery! Cheers.