I decided to make some deer for the holidays this year. The deer are pinched and pulled from stoneware clay at my house on Beacon Hill. I bisque fire them at Alki Beach. I glazed them with paprika, Ohata Kaki, and tenmouku glazes and fired them to cone 10 at the Kirkland Arts Center. Each deer is unique and is stylized in a general way to look deer-like. None are meant to represent a particular deer species.
|Paprika glazed with tenmouku glaze on horns and black underglaze on face and hooves|
|Ohata Kaki glaze with Tenmouku over|
Other attempts to make deer have been made, but this is the first time I've made a herd of 3 or more. It is always a challenge to make them, especially the horns. This is the first batch of ten. I have twenty more on the way to being fired. Special thanks to Pat Collyar, Wayne Pennington, and the KAC gas firing squad.