This is one of several pieces of pottery that our dear friend Diane recently made over at our place.
These are her first six pieces that made it through our recent raku fire.
And tonight was the first time she got to see them, when I brought them to our Monday night stained glass class that we attend together. You can read about the night that she first made these wheel thrown pieces here.
She was unable to witness them being fired the other night, but she still has a few more that she made that we held back from the fire until she can make it back over to our place.
I was so excited for her to see them, as there's just nothing like seeing your first piece of raku that started from a lump of clay. I loved them when I first saw them fresh from the fire. I think she has fallen in love with them too.
While we were at class tonight I thought I would take a photo to show you some lamps that our teacher, Alice, made. I love the color combination she chose, it's almost like an eggplant paired with a pale aqua.
And I believe I see a dragon somewhere in this one. Her work is amazing.
Also at the studio where we attend class I noticed these 3 new paintings that were propped up on the floor against the wall. Alice said they were 3 that her sister recently did.