Friday, January 22, 2010

It Breaks My Heart

The process of working in clay and making your way through the various stages of development can be so tricky. Things go wrong. This is one peice that broke my heart. There's a pair of sunglasses adorning the fish. The arm of the sunglasses broke. I tried to repair it and in the firing the two pieces stayed together, just slipped ever so slightly to make a definite crack. The crack is covered with glaze, but the underlying crack is visible. Now, I don't like to sell flawed pieces, but I love this teapot so much and don't have the heart to smash her for the mosaic makers. So, I'm doing something that I don't normally do, I'm selling her as a "factory second." A lot of people wouldn't notice the flaw, but I know that it's there and that's all that matters in my book.


Graciela Testa Lynt said...

Judy~~ She's gorgeous! I'm sure she'll find a great home!

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

Judy, this is a magnificent fish! I just adore it. I understand your concern with the flaw, but I probably would not have known it, had you not mentioned it.

You do amazing work!!