April 02, 2011

New things from an old plaster cast

We emptied a new kiln at my studio today, which is always a little bit like Christmas! These tea light holders were a bit of an experiment - they are cast from a plaster cast I made a while back. It was originally made to make small espresso cups, but they did not shrink as much as I hoped for, so they are a little bit too big for that. I also had a bit of an accident while making the plaster cast, which made the top edge very uneven. So then what to make from it? Apparently tea light holders could work!

The porcelain is a bit translucent, so if I make them thin enough, they give off a beautiful orange glow. You can kind of see it in this picture, although my camera really does not do them justice...

...also notice the view from my window on the first picture: All snow and fog. Absolutely no sign of spring here yet... *Sigh*

'Ah, all things come to those who wait,'
(I say these words to make me glad),
But something answers soft and sad,
'They come, but often come too late.'

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