Silver Sheen Platter
15" x 10" x 1.5"
This is one the platters I made last Spring. I glazed it with an orange shino. When it came out of the glaze firing it was milky and beige and the glaze wasn't mature at all. Unfortunately I don't have a photograph of what the platter looked like after the first firing. I realize I need to keep my camera with me at all times to document the results of each firing.
I kept the platter for further experimentation and about a month ago I applied wax resist and brushed on temoku over the whole platter. This is the result. The color combination and textures are so unusual and appealing to me. Orange and a metallic silvery sheen. I really like this effect.
But, why are there so many buts? For some reason or another it looks like there are impurities in the clay coming through in several places from underneath the glaze. These bumps were not in the platter with the first firing. Does anyone know what these bumps could be? Could it be the shino fighting with the temoku? I plan on trying this combination again and am hoping I can get similar textures and colors but without the bumps. If the bumps were on a vase, I guess they would be OK, but on a platter, not so good.