Monday, September 29, 2008
All I have...
My horseshoe handle oblong bowl came out OK, so I brought it home. The glaze should be more of a light beige with carbon trapping instead of yellow brown, but I really like the form and the handles. This is a carbon trap shino glaze.
The rest of the pieces in the kiln were a big disappointment and not just my pieces either. Many pieces with matt white over black gloss looked like bubbly cottage cheese. Purple surprise was a surprise all right, orange shino was blond, even my rutile blue was just a blah tan. I didn't bring them home; I'll be re glazing. In our studio we don't have control over the the kiln firing. Cone 9 didn't even bend down, so the glazes weren't mature at all. Most re glazes I've done are only 30 percent successful, so we shall see.
On a more positive note, I completed four hand built textured vases and I'll take some photos tomorrow. I helped finish loading the rest of the bisque load and it will be fired this week.