meisie, on 23 February 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:
I was making these beach birds for the center pieces of my nieces wedding tables. The wings were painted with an under glaze, bisqued and then clear glaze on top. The kiln clearly over fired as the cone is bent a bit over more than it should have. So now I'm pacing around the house mumbling to myself and doing the "Should I do them over thought in my head or can I pass them off as okay and the texture was intentional." I'm almost to the do them over stage (which is probably the right thing to do) because I've been quietly bitching to myself and working through this fail. Any suggestions? Am I crazy to try and pass them off as planned? I'm just disappointed
gotta work through this.
The wedding is June 10th so I have time.
Personally, if given the time, I would work on the do over, if you're really not happy with them. However, you could show them to your niece and ask her how she feels about them first. Explain it's not what you had in mind, but see how she likes them. I have found that some of the items that I'm the most unhappy with, and what I would call a "free-way" piece turns out to be something that gets the most positive comments.
I also tend to set aside any item I'm not happy with and look at them a few days or week later to see if I'm still very unhappy with it. Some times seeing something in a different light or after I get past the disappointment of my expectations for the item, it's not so bad.