Here is what I have been creating in this time of uncertainty and apprehension, these small porcelain miniature vases that I just unloaded from the kiln. The taller ones are about three inches down to a bit over an inch. When I sit at the wheel it is a nice exercise to see what I can create from a tiny ball of clay.These are the two glazes I primarily use: the clear glaze that lets the color of the actual clay show through, and has a nice white shiny appearance.All these pieces will hold water so they can be useful. The turquoise is a matt color that changes depending on its mood.I think this firing presented a nice jewel tone.As you notice, there are hand carved bases on two, representing the red rocks around me and using iron oxide to create the color. I like to decorate using feathers from my friend's aviary ( birds naturally molt) and adding bits of real turquoise stones. Living here in Sedona, Arizona, as I do, these are a real local representation of minerals we have nearby and the colors we see around us.For serious collectors there is a formula about how many inches represent feet in that world. For me it is enough that we can hold them in our hand and smile at creation in the midst of all we are facing. Comments?