Brick Red Bowl
3 x 12 inches
Amber and Brown Bowl
2.5 x 6.5 inches
Blue Green Bowl
3 x 9 inches
This glaze is continuing to disappoint me since it's supposed to be a shiny green and gold and it keeps turning out blue with slightly green highlights and matt. Not all kilns or clays are the same. I may want to go back to using Maccabee clay instead of Little Loafers. I used Maccabee in Florida and got used to it's qualities. That would mean I'd have to drive much farther to get my clay.
Here are two small bowls where I brushed red clay slip and put the green glaze over the top. I'd like to make a set of bowls a little larger with the copper carbonate and clear glaze over the top. Once I do that then I'll have to test to be sure they are food safe and don't leach any copper.
1.25 x 5 inches
10.5 x 10.5 inches
Somehow the border on this platter and the rooster platter burned out; I'll have to check my notes. Still they have an antique look and they're suitable for kitchen or dining use.
14.25 x 8.75 inches
I did use underglaze for the red on the rooster and it's fine.
14 x 8.5 inches
This armadillo is darker than I expected but he kept his wary eye look which I like. These platters no matter if they are square or oblong almost take up one full shelf. So not much can be fired in a load. Unleass I purchase two more shelves which I may end up doing.
Cobalt Blue Handled Vase
7 h x 4.5 w inches
This handled vase or basket had copper carbonate streaks but the cobalt is a much stronger colorant and the copper isn't visible at all.
Experimental (Color Wise) Ornaments
Most of the ornaments (chemical experiments) I thought were a lost cause ended up being fine. Again cobalt is a much stronger colorant than copper carbonate. The ocher makes a nice bright yellow. It took me what seemed like hours to string jute threads for the ornaments. Not sure they are really worth making but as test tiles which can be sold, I guess they serve their purpose. The lower enclosed room is acting as a passive solar gold mine; I sat out there today perspiring while stringing the ornaments. Who knew enclosing the room would help lower our heating costs in winter. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.