Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reduction Brings Happy Accidents:


This is a reminder of what happens when you don't sir your glazes each time before you dip them. I intended this pot to be more equal in coverage but in this case I will take what I got. The reduction from the gas fired kiln burned the iron in this almost white clay body.  The thinner second coat of glaze revealed yellows and green which turned out to be a happy accident.
Pretty cool to get variation from just one glaze.  Here is a photo of the same glaze on the same clay body, fired in my small electric kiln.  It was also fired one cone lower.
Being able to have more options when firing pots can really pay off. 

If only I could get my credit card paid off- now that would be a real happy accident!


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