Results from the first firing process at 1200 deg celcius.
They don't all look amazing. But that's what wabi-sabi is all about - appreciating the beauty in imperfection, and that beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness.
Part of me feels that at this stage, not all students will be able to appreciate this concept, and could just throw their little humble objects away not knowing that a little piece of earth could turn out to be a useful, perhaps functional piece that will last after the firing process.
Hence, I feel the huge need to make the glaze more apparent for some of the works.
Gonna spend the afternoon doing some quality control and put the ones whose glazes don't show well back into the kiln for a second firing.