Thursday, December 1, 2011
Putrid Angel, Bowls, and a Shelf
The color of this bowl doesn't photograph well standing upright. Please look at the photo in the kiln, that's the true color of the glaze. Some of the red clay shows through making it interesting.
I wish I had put the texture on the inside of the bowl instead of the underside because the glaze breaks nicely on the texture, next time.
Perhaps you recall the galaxy bowl where the clear glaze was rather cloudy, but people liked it anyway. I decided to thin the glaze down a bit more. I fired at a lower temperature and less of a hold and the glaze melted nicely and didn't cloud up. I'd have surmised I should fire longer and more hold, little did I know.
The color of the speckled stoneware can be seen nicely through the glaze. The galaxy bowl from months ago was made with a red stoneware. Next time I'll have to try both clays with slip and the thinned glaze to see how they fare after firing. Not sure about the red on this one, maybe there's too much red.
The angel turned out fine but the multiple glazes I used on the front are too busy for the form. This is the back, the front's too putrid to show, can I re glaze it. how will I get the glaze to adhere? I might put a little slip at the bottom to hide the clay showing. I should have used just one glaze. Sometimes simple is better.
I picked up this three tiered shelf for a song at a yard sale. I'll paint it up and it will be good as new. I thought it might make a nice display for mugs or small bowls, even angels if they're nice enough. Ha. Up next S cracks in slab built bowls, who knew? Oh, and white rabbit to you too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment I really appreciate your effort.