Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm melting!!!!!

This pot reminds me of snow melting. I'll call this a happy accident. Although it was not what I intended to happen, I do like the result!

Enjoy Louise!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Oxblood blues...

Here are a few tiles from my last red Oxblood recipe. I had to fire it twice to get more red to come out. Although its not too strong of a glaze color (red) it really needs a slower cool down to be more effective as a red glaze.

I will need to try again when I purchase my electronic controlled kiln later this year.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Do you like red?

I have been trying a new glaze and it highlights texture quite well. Reds are not overly popular in bonsai pottery, except for some flowering types (azaleas and pyracanthas) and tropicals. I was happy when Sue from the Jaxonville club purchased this red oval pot for her collection.

I have also been trying some other red glazes recipes and I have not been as happy with the results.

Here is a green that I have used before. It has a lot of chromium oxide, and also works well with texture.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Some new feet for my ovals

These are two details from a few from my last batch. I think this adds a new look to my pieces. Its more feminine, so it works well with the oval form.

Check out this technique!