Category: smiley ball

Feb 12

Tiny Smiley Balls 2

These are the last of the tiny colored smiley balls. These will probably be the only ones I make that are glazed like this, though I’ll still use the double-fork tool for something else.

Feb 06

Tiny Smiley Balls 1

These are portable smiley balls I made to bring as gifts for people I’m visiting later this spring.  They are about the size of nuts. The one on the left got that weird texture from being overfired.  In the future, I will make these plain, or maybe with colored clay bodies. Glazing them is too …

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Jan 06

Tiny Smiley Balls 2

Here are two more smiley balls, ready to give away, once I file off the  pits left by the stilts. Astute observers will note that the colors of glaze are the same as on the “thorny pot” from December.

Jan 03

Failed Smiley Balls

Part of doing art of any kind involves learning from failure.  I find the low-fire glazes rather tiresome to apply, especially when you can’t set them down until the glaze dries.  I made the nifty double-fork tongs to help glaze them (see last post) and I naturally assumed that it would be easy to just …

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Dec 30

Tiny Smiley Balls 1

Everyone seems to really love my smiley balls. I’ve ended up giving away over half of the ones I’ve made.  I wanted to have some to give to friends I’m going to visit in the spring, but carrying full-sized ones in my luggage wouldn’t do, so I planned to make small ones. These weren’t as …

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