Above are three old acorn tiles, from the glaze series I did before the last fully glazed series I just recently discontinued. These were done with stoneware clay and actual glazes, pained on and rubbed off. I really enjoyed the effects, usually, but the glazes were temperamental. I think my newest series is going to have this same feel, with the bare clay and contrasting glaze/stain, but I am simplifying. I will show a picture of the new direction soon.
Well, yesterday's real life issues have crept into today, and the plumbing problem has turned out to be a major one. They came in with a camera snake thing yesterday and discovered that an old septic tank in the yard is interfering with the plumbing and drainage. I don't understand why it wasn't removed when the city plumbing came in, but that was way before our time. Ah, The joys of an old house. So the front yard of the Earthenwood residence will be torn up and the tank removed. It will be an unpleasant and costly day, to be sure. But we have known this day would probably come for a long time, so it is not a shock at least.
So alas, I am not up for much posting today. I will continue with my justifications to myself for making tile again tomorrow. I also am scheming up a Labor Day sale this weekend. I do not have sales often, to be honest. What a coincidence that it comes at the same time we are having major house repairs done! Yes, we can celebrate the labor of the plumbing team that will be toiling in the hot sun today by putting things on sale! How appropriate! So if you are interested, join our mailing list and we will be sending out a newsletter in the next couple of days