Sunday, October 16, 2011
Fresh out of the kiln
These aren't the pieces in the previous post, but they are copper and they are fresh out of the kiln. This is the first time that any of my pieces have shown any kind of color after firing. Usually they have been a very dull brown color.
Sometimes the colors that appear on copper and bronze are worth saving. In order to do that it is necessary not to polish them or the color will be lost. Eventually the color will just darken and disappear as the metal tarnishes. But, as you can see, the color on the large piece is definitely not worth saving. My friend Carol Scheftic ( http://convergentseries.wordpress.com) has been getting some nice colors on her pieces lately and check out the gorgeous bronze pieces at (http://gaillannum.blogspot.com.)