As I needed to stay in Stamford for a while, my family helped me establish a pottery studio in the basement. The first step was to buy a high-fire kiln! My mother already had a small cone 05 electric kiln, but expansion was necessary. We found an L&L cone 10 electric kiln on craigslist for only $500! The hour and a half drive was definitely worth it.
The first thing I began working on were some cone 6 porcelain pendants, cups and bowls. The cups and bowls were all thrown and then carved or altered. I found it was more cost effective to bisque fire in the smaller kiln, and stack everything.
The first bisque work of the summer:
"Hug" Necklace Pendants
The next step would be to find glazes that I could easily use with my electric kiln!