Monday, July 26, 2010

Broken Birds

Alas, the kiln gods did not smile on the bird rings. Last night when I finished the rings and then checked sizes, I decided to carve the shanks just a bit more to enlarge them. Bad idea. Three out of four opened up, and the fourth one has a tiny crack. So the flock going to Purdue is the same five from before.

Now I just need to dream up an idea for using the broken birds in another piece. I can see they all broke right under the head, so I know to carve extra carefully there next time.