Four and 6/10 of glorious rain this weekend! Apparently it was enough to wash away the pollen that has been causing my chronic coughing this past month.
Quickly tonight I finished the few pieces we needed to ship before Mother's Day, and the weather is allowing us to fire the kiln tonight! Yeah!
The Stages of Cotton brooch shows the various stages of cotton from the beautiful bloom to the fluffy boll to the burr.
As you probably know, all of our porcelain comes with a gift box and a brochure explaining the artwork and the historic farm and the story of Penny Sanford Porcelain Studio.
These brooches are $20 each. The ornaments are $25 each.
In the firing process, porcelain will shrink about 15 percent. Right now, these pieces, and a few others, are warming up to 2300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Every time I fire porcelain, I think about God's refiner's fire. He sure has been putting us through some painful and hot refining the last few years, and there is sure to be more to come.
There is not a Stages of Cotton Ornament, but I do have a very limited edition series of three ornaments depicting the stages of cotton. I'll show those to you another time.