Saturday, August 22, 2009

Two for Smitty

These two pieces were made for Steven in the Orlando club. The first is a carved drum using a very dark plastic clay. It was stained and fired to a hard^6. It has a bit of wabi sabi character in it.
The next pot is a medium sized shallow oval using the Floating Blue glaze that I have been experimenting with. Although the picture doesn't do it justice, there are small swirls of blue and bits of texture popping from the granular ilmenite that I mixed into this particular claybody.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Crackle toast anyone?

These are some of the last group from this month. The first pot features a white crackle trim over a Red Iron Oxide wash. I decided to set the wash over it first, so I ended up bisquing twice before its final ^6 fire.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Octagon and Hex!

These two geometric pots are done using slabs. This hexagon features a speckled satin glaze. It measures 10" across.

Here is a large octagon that measures 14" across. I used an albany slip glaze with white highlights.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Same pots, different colors

Here are two soft rectangles, both about the same medium size. The first is stained in a Red Iron Oxide wash, the second is glazed with a turquoise satin color. I would like to work more on bringing out some depth with darker color in the recesses. Perhaps adding another glaze color to change it up a bit.

To be continued...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August heat...

I spent about a grand getting electricity out to my shed so I now have a true kiln shed! This is much better than having my kiln in my garage where it was previously. Lets just say it was too hot! Although I am still saving up for a larger kiln, I am pleased with this last batch.

Here are a couple ovals:

Check out this technique!