Oh my good god, I am in love with these buttons!! The detail in these...the color...I think I'm changing careers and getting a kiln! Mary Harding (http://www.maryhardingjewelry.etsy.com/) says I can get one for only $650 and free shipping. hmmmmm...I wonder how many buttons I have to make to justify that? Below is the new scarf I have been working on--more photos will come when Katie gets back from her weekend and I can photograph and load on Etsy.
Went over to Mary's studio where she had already sanded and bisqued fired the clay buttons I made before Christmas. Then I painted them with different glazes and she fired them again for 9 hours. Went back yesterday with my etsy model (Katie) and fell in love with all of them--even the ones that were too heavily glazed and lumpy. I think they are beautiful and they feel wonderful. Then, of course, we made more. I'm going to move in with Mary (though her husband might object). Maybe I can live in her barn/studio. I think I need to look on Craig's list for a kiln.
Below is the before picture. All white and before I glazed them...sooooo pretty! And Mary had glazed shards with the new glazes so we could see what they look like fired! All labeled and everything organized. I'm turning into a button freak!