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Found 13 results

  1. Half inch sizes

    From the album Beads Pendants Cabs Minis Low Fire Ceramics

    Those squiggles on the bird chin!
  2. From the album Beads Pendants Cabs Minis Low Fire Ceramics

    Planning the setup before loading the kiln.
  3. Glazed Bead Kiln Loading

    From the album Beads Pendants Cabs Minis Low Fire Ceramics

    Bead rack tree tower with high temp wire. Clay pattie (tortilla thick, unfired) under glazed cat. High temp wire embedded in clay pattie as a stilt. This is my first glaze fire. Can't wait to see the kiln open!
  4. First Bead Glazed

    From the album Beads Pendants Cabs Minis Low Fire Ceramics

    I used Liquid Bandaid as a resist on the bird so I could scratch in lines and fill with black.
  5. firstcabglazedetail.jpg

    From the album Beads Pendants Cabs Minis Low Fire Ceramics

    Glazing tiny details, preplanning the steps like a recipe. First 2 ever ceramic pieces glazed and I'm already experimenting. I used Liquid Bandaid as a resist on the bird so I could scratch in lines and fill with black.
  6. bisquekilnload.jpg

    From the album Beads Pendants Cabs Minis Low Fire Ceramics

    Very first batch of low fire clay pieces. All loaded onto a 5X5 inch kiln shelf. I have a Paragon SC2 kiln that I named Miss Piggy. I use it often to anneal steel rods for making stamps and I fire metal clay silver and bronze. This first bisque firing was thrilling! 15 hours, very conservative ramp rate. Like the first time trying to dress a newborn, I was being super careful.

    © yorkavenuestudio.com

  7. bisquekilnload.jpg

    From the album Beads Pendants Cabs Minis Low Fire Ceramics

    Very first batch of low fire clay pieces. All loaded onto a 5X5 inch kiln shelf. I have a Paragon SC2 kiln that I named Miss Piggy. I use it often to anneal steel rods for making stamps and I fire metal clay silver and bronze. This first bisque firing was thrilling! 15 hours, very conservative ramp rate. Like the first time trying to dress a newborn, I was being super careful.

    © yorkavenuestudio.com

  8. Looking for suggestions for glaze firing heavy beads and ornaments. I have a lot of them and using the standard bead trees/racks they will sag for sure. I have seen one option on YouTube from "Janice the Potter" who uses an extrusion with high fire 17g kanthal wire loops to fire her pendants. I am considering something like this (would have to slab build multiples of them since I don't have an extruder). I have also considered using stilt posts in firebrick/clay base made from heavy gauge nichrome/kanthal but am concerned it will sag and tip over at Cone 5/6. Has anyone had experience with this and what do you use? Thanks.
  9. From the album experimenting

    The beads and pendants are the results of additional experiments with Raku horsehair/feather firing.
  10. Me, making beads

    From the album Work in Progress

    I love clay. That is all.

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Handmade, all rights reserved

  11. Beads and pendants

    From the album Work in Progress

    An assortment of handmade beads with high-fire wire bails.

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Handmade, all rights reserved

  12. Little animal beads

    From the album Work in Progress

    Some little fun guinea pig beads and one hedgehog.

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Handmade, all rights reserved

  13. Bead Handled Bowl

    From the album 2014 Featured Artist Pieces

    This is a bowl that I ruined as I was putting in the kiln to bisque fire. Originally it had braided handles to match the braid that runs around the top. As I was pulling my hands out I tapped on of the bone try handles with my little finger and it broke off. I removed it from the kiln shaved off the stump and cut off the other handle then decided I did not like it without handles drilled holes to add the beaded handles after it was fired. It is glazed in coyotes celadon line of glazes In Key line, Sedona Sunset and Sapphire. The handles are heavy duty wire with multi colored glass beads. The dish is NOT food safe due to the handles but it is a very pretty display piece.

    © Terry Buffington

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