Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Fresh Out of the Kiln
Here are a few results from this firing. The vase above is my favorite. This is the vase I 'saved' and it's kind of wonky. I think Lori of Future Relics Pottery said that 'saves' sometimes turn out the best; how did she know?
There's lots of textures and subtle colors in this vase.
The white matt on this textured pitcher is supposed to be a blue; I think the clay body changed the color. There's a clear over the rest.
More subtle colors and textures on this vase.
The glaze is a little thin in places on this vase.
I used translucent cream instead of clear over the slip deco on this vase, I like this glaze. I put a flower in the inside bottom of the vase and on the outside bottom which are nice surprises. I'll do that more often. I have a large serving bowl and four small bowls with this same slip pattern ready for the next bisque.
This is my second favorite piece. I wanted the squares to look like the sun was reflecting on the window panes of a tall building. The window panes look like they're out of focus even in person. Sort of an optical illusion. Every other pane is a different color glaze.
The glaze on the round sprigs flashed onto the background of this wall tile, not what I wanted.
This platter looks like a misty night sky, kind of cool.
I used the translucent cream over this plate too. There's a lot of depth in this one. Perhaps a little busy, like a tornado blowing leaves might be.
I applied RIO to greenware and glazed with a light green glaze, but the clay body changed the light green to olive green, not what I was after, but I like the texture on this big bowl.
I had one wall tile crack; I think it was too thin. I used sand underneath the tile, but perhaps not enough. I have a couple of mixed media wall hangings to put together and I loaded another bisque. The thin cake stand is in this bisque; hope it makes it. I still have more greenware to fire but not enough for a full load; those will have to wait.
I'm working on my wall tile booth display. Oh, please learn from my mistakes and don't paint your pottery booth stands, the paint chips too easy, use stain. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.