Friday, August 14, 2015

Slow Cool Glaze Fire Results

These photos show the glazes from this firing more true to their actual color. This leaf is two glazes overlapped; it's different every time. Click on the photos to enlarge them and to see more detail.




 prayer or meditation bowl


 this bowl is all black except the center
the color on the left is reflecting off the center

 leaf dishes, the right leaf is the same glaze
 as the green and gold pinch bowl



 blue and brown bowl, about 12 x 2 inches

 back of bowl above, more brown on that side

 one of set of four shell bowls
wished I'd gotten more of the brown

 back of shell bowl

 large green and brown bowl about 10 x 4

 large platter (no black underglaze)
I think I like these with the black underglaze better

same underglaze as platter above
I picked the wrong interior glaze
that's what happens when you glaze for 8 hours

One hour makes a difference in the glaze development. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

20 comments:

  1. Linda, I really like the 2 glaze overlaps... especially the first one. I have to use the glazes available at the studio so my choices are limited, but I tend to like slate blue with a green celedon over it... or overlapped.

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    1. Hi Rian, thanks, never thought of putting a celadon of a blue, maybe I'll give it a try.

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  2. Great looking glazes! And shapes, and textures! Love them!

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    1. Hi Barb, thanks, so glad I got a good firing.

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  3. Looks like a great firing. I love those leaf plates, beautiful!

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks, I love the leaf plates too; they have so many uses.

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  4. These are all beautiful. My favorite is the top leaf... I lean toward earth tones.

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    1. Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, I try to make a variety of colors so I'll have something to appeal to everyone

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    1. Hi Joanne, thanks, a lucky firing.

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  6. Hi Linda... great work!..yes, the slow cool does produce some lovely surfaces.. Are you working with the John Britt firing schedules? and his most recent book? That is what I am working with, and the surfaces are great. I like the combinations on the last vase. Are you putting glass in the bottom of the prayer bowls or what? Very interesting.. Creative days to you.. T.

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    1. Hi Trish, thanks, I combined two firing schedules to get mine but it was before John's book came out, Rob Roy and I think someone who had an article in Ceramics Monthly. Yes that is glass in the bottom of the prayer bowls, they are not food safe though because often the glaze crackles but the black one didn't, I'll still say it isn't food safe as sometimes I have heard that the glass can crackle later on.

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  7. It looks like you had an amazing firing.
    Some real beauties there.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks, I am getting braver with experimenting, I have one plate from a previous firing I'll have to post to show that not all the experiments turn out.

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  8. They've all come up great. Well done! :)

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  9. Nice glazes. Your bowls are looking better than ever.

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    1. Hi Gigi, thanks, I guess over the years I am slowly improving.

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  10. Nice. Like the leaf plates. Certain glazes like to relax and soak a bit in a hot kiln ;) before a cool down. Looks like the bowls and plates had a good time.

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    1. HI Charlene, thanks, no matter how I like to think I can predict I can never quite predict what will happen but I am happy when things turn out unexpected wonderful despite my lack of confidence in the out come.

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