Sunday, August 12, 2012
Strip Coiled Vase
I didn't put any color on this one; I thought I'd mix a batch of Florida clay into a wash. I've tried using the Florida clay as terra sig but it doesn't stick very well. I found some frit I didn't know I had so I thought I'd mix some of that in with the Florida clay and put it on the exterior. What percentage would you recommend I use of frit to clay?
Since the Florida clay has so much sand in it I may have to settle the clay into terra sig, then let it dry and then mix the frit in and then re add water to make a wash to put on the pot. I was just reading June Perry's page on mixing oxides and washes and trying to extrapolate from there for my Florida clay wash.
I've made a number of sales in several local shops and on Etsy recently so I'll have to divert myself to replace some stock of bowls and different sized plates. I'd much rather be playing with baskets, carts, and these strip stacked forms but I can't complain. I am out of my stoneware clay so I'll have go to Ocala on Monday to get more. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.