Ceramic box. A cylinder turned on a kick wheel cut off and placed on a base slab in the square shape. A slab rolled top and lid was then added. This is decorated with terra sigillata and crawl glazes. The pattern is home made ceramic decals. The glaze fire was 1060c and the decal fire was 1000c.
Tea Bowl shape, Wood fire 1280c. Here a lump of stoneware clay was centred on the wheel and the center hole was made , making it a thick walled cylinder . I then dried the outside of the cylinder by using a metal kidney and applied a porcelain slip. This slip was then dried slightly with a heat gun. The cylinder was then opened up only using the fingers in the inside of the pot, pulling upwards and outwards. After setting up for 8hrs the foot ring was turned down and the inside was thinned out and shaped. Bisc. fire 1020c. After bisc Copper Carbonate was rubbed into the cracked surface. A glaze was put on the inside and the outside top rim. This then had a SECOND bisc. fire to set the Copper Carbonate hard. Afterwards the pot was briefly dipped into a Soda Ash solution ,then left to dry. Lastly a wood fire to 1280c.
Ceramic box. Turned on a kick wheel and altered. Top section slab rolled. Terra sigillata sprayed on when dry. White glaze added to the areas for decals. Bisc. fire 1020c . After bisc a crawl glaze added and fired to 1060c. Then the ceramic decals were added and refired to 1000c.
Tea bowl with Shino glaze 1280c wood fire. Glaze applied on a porcelain slip on the wheel head then opened up from the inside. After setting up a bit the foot and inside was turned down and shaped.
Tea Bowl shapes. These were all decorated on the wheel head before being opened for the last time. A porcelain slip was added to the outside of the opened hump. Sometimes a print or coloured slip was also added. The form is then opened up to produce the cracks. The bowl foot and inside is turned down when dry enough.
Tea Pot shapes.