Pots ready for the sagar fire.

These bottle shapes have had a terra sigillata cote and have been fired to 1020.The thin one has had two different colors

Group of bottle shapes before sagar fire.

Group of bottle shapes before sagar fire.

Here the darker terra is bleeding though.

Here the darker terra is bleeding though.

Detail of low temp sodium glaze on top of terra.

Detail of low temp sodium glaze on top of terra.

Terra bottles before sagar fire.

Terra bottles before sagar fire.

of terra on and the darker one can be seen to bleed through here and there. I have used a low temp glaze to mask off the parts not to be affected by the smoke. So we shall see how they come out after the smoke fire.

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Ceramic bottles

This is a stoneware paperclay body that i used a slab roller and a texture stamp to make. It has been glazed to cone 6 with the following recipe ,—- Porcelain body clay, dry (low temp porcelain 1250c ) 20% / Silica -20% / Wollastonite – 20% / cal bor. frit 5 % / Borax – 15 %/ added 2% red iron ox. and 1% copper carb.    The glaze sits well on the body with no cracks but i would like less shine, but not a bad glaze. This was cone six with a 20 min soak. Next time i will add a bit of fine rutil to give it a bit of life.

A ceramic bottle. Cone 6.

A ceramic bottle. Cone 6.

A twist on Terra Sigillata .

. A slab built box. Here i first put a copper carb. wash ( in the deeper parts of the surface ) and terra sigillata on before bisc. After bisc. i put on a low fire red glaze that i wiped off just so that the terra gets some color  and i get a hint of red to give the pot some life. The lower part has a darker terra on and just before glaze bake i sprayed  a solution of iron chromate and a frited iron  on to the work to get fine spotting on the surface and to accentuate the base line and handles.

Copper carb. wash and terra. with a wiped off glaze.

Copper carb. wash and terra. with a wiped off glaze.

Lamp Shades

Here are some pics of lamp shades that are made from porcelain with a wash out technique  before bisc fire. The blue is a diluted solution of cobalt sulphate . They have a cone 6 satin glaze on them.

Light shinning through the porcelain.

This is the warm glow they give off just with a low wattage energy saving lamp.

This is the warm glow they give off just with a low wattage energy saving lamp.

Lamp shade, porcelain. daylight.

Lamp shade, porcelain. daylight.

Detail of wash out technique.

Detail of wash out technique.