Thursday, May 19, 2011
Smaller tree vase
Remember my birdbath? Well, in looking at it, it seems like the 'free' side might very well flop over because it is quite flat and not supported underneath. Floppiness does occur in the wood kiln quite a bit. So I decided to make a small vase that could be placed under the birdbath as a support.
Part of the magic of wood firing is that you can do this sort of thing. You place 'wads' on the top rim, between the two pieces and they do separate.
Wads are made of a combination of materials that don't turn to glass as it's being fired. It's what we use on the bottom of pots as well as between the bottom of a jar and its lid. I'll be sure to photograph those at the next firing.