Monday, September 3, 2012

The Buffaloes

Buffalo Bill
Sluggish Blogger here.  It was earlier this spring when the buffaloes where finished.  Buffalo Bill was the first.  He was super sized and made to hold a ball of yarn. I made him for Pam the knitter.  Once I saw him though.  I wanted one of my own.  So that is when I put Junior together.  He (Junior) was not made to hold yarn which is just fine for me.
So the rest of the story on the buffaloes is Bill has made his way to Pam the Knitter where he lives quite happily.  Junior remains in Ohio with me and is OK with that.


  1. I really like the buffalos, nice work!

  2. Hi Jean - these are fabulous, such strong forms and beautifully finished. I can see why you'd want to make one to keep! Can I ask about your clay and glazes? I'm about to do a wood firing and would be so happy if I could get some similar effects. I love the way the glaze breaks at the edges on the top piece. Thanks.

  3. Hi Georgia. Thank you! The Buffalos are reclaim composed mainly of Standard clay 306. Bill's interior and edge is a temmouku. His exterior is sprayed Rhode's calcium mat with a sodium feldspar substituted for the potassium feldspar called for. Bill was fired in reduction to cone 10.