I love to load the top shelf of kiln loads with pieces that will make me smile when I open the kiln post firing. Yesterday's opening was a fun one because I staged my fishies so that they'd be pointing my way when the lid was lifted. These fishies aren't done just yet. I spent last night preparing them for their final embellishment, which is curled wire with beads. They aren't just pretty faces, they can also be used as a small photo holder, just slide the photo into the curled wire and there you go! One fun note about this load of fishies is that the fishy on the far right is already earmarked to go on a very long journey to Australia. Luckily this fishy doesn't have to swim, she's going to be flying.