Sunday, May 2, 2010

THE KILN UNVEILED....

see that....it's my own personal big event! Prior to every firing, I remind myself that heat and fire are a much bigger entity than me and that I must have total respect for that! And like anything else, if you give respect, most of the time you get respect. I think that this is a pretty respectful bunch...

Some Close Ups....

These colors definitely work great together....Time consuming to make, but worth it!

And the last group up close and personal :O)

Enjoy....Stay tuned for some fantastic jewelry pieces by artists who use my beads!!!  Watching my beads transform into someone else's creation is my favorite part :O)

14 comments:

Dawn Doucette -Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Me Likey!!! What a beautiful batch became of that firing MaryAnn! These are just gaw-geous... :)

Be careful, some people may be caught drooling over them! :) LOL

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Dawn

Joella said...

pretty :)

Julianna Cannon said...

Drooooooool!

:P...............

Gorgeous firing, MaryAnn!

mywifesstudio said...

beutiful!!!

Mary Ann Carroll said...

Thanks everyone!!! I'm always a fan of finding appeal in all of them..that's not always the case!

maryharding said...

Wonderful firing. Love the unique shapes and great colors.

Regina said...

They are truly beautiful. What a collection. I will have one of these, one of those, two of those over there.. and then throw in four of those little blue beads. Happy Sunday!

Rose said...

Such beauties! Love the colors!

Greer said...

Deee-licious! I love the subtle colours and how they retaint the 'born of the earth' feeling

Winchell Clayworks said...

The second best thing to opening my own kiln is peeking into someone elses. Beautiful pieces!

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

I love your sudden splash of color that you put so often on your beads -- it's unexpected and wonderful!

McPeanuts said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! You out do yourself with EVERY SINGLE firing!!! WOW!!!! I must have several of those!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Ann Carroll said...

Thanks....boy do I love all these compliments....Gets me motivated to start another another group of beads. My favorites were the large round ones...When I glazed them I was concerned that they were going to come out too much like going to target practice and that's not what happened at all!! I'll be making more of those for sure :O) Maybe I'll even make one or two to keep myself ;o)

Pretty Things said...

Awesome things!