Kunst op het Drongengoed

We started off our 3 week end exhibition this weekend. Our ceramic group ( Cuesta ) holds a yearly exhibition in  an old farm that has been declared a protected monument .

Drongengoed hoeve. Exhibition in the farm buildings.
Drongengoed hoeve. Exhibition in the farm buildings.
Exhibition table showing different ceramic techniques.
Exhibition table showing different ceramic techniques.
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An iron / ash cone six red glaze.

Here are some pics of a glaze i worked on this year. A cone six electric fired iron and ash glaze. A black oxide pigment mix was sprayed on at an angle to pick up the high spots.

Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze.
Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze.
Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze.
Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze.
Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze. A black pigment made of oxides was sprayed on the rim.
Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze. A black pigment made of oxides was sprayed on the rim.
Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze. A black pigment made of oxides was sprayed on the rim.
Cone six iron red, oxidation glaze. A black pigment made of oxides was sprayed on the rim.

New work on the drying rack.

This is the latest work i am busy with. I am working on the finish i will get after firing,i am wanting the top of the crackle to sinter out just a bit so i can add what ever i want to the background body.

Ceramic box on the drying rack.
Ceramic box on the drying rack.
Ceramic box on the drying rack.
Ceramic box on the drying rack.
Ceramic bottle.
Ceramic bottle.
Ceramic box on the drying rack.
Ceramic box on the drying rack.
Ceramic box on the drying rack.
Ceramic box on the drying rack.

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.

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.

Out the bisc. oven.

Here are some pieces that came out of the bisc. oven. Still working mainly with the slab roller. Shoulder still out of it, so centering on the kick wheel a problem.

A slab rolled and hump molded work with an ethnic look.
A slab rolled and hump molded work with an ethnic look.
Ceramic box.Slab roller and large imprints.
Ceramic box.Slab roller and large imprints.
Square bottle form made by using the slab roller, and large imprints.
Square bottle form made by using the slab roller, and large imprints.
A lamp shade that has come out far to heavy.
A lamp shade that has come out far to heavy.
Here i first rolled the slab then did an abstract pattern and let it dry before working off.
Here i first rolled the slab then did an abstract pattern and let it dry before working off.
 Different bottle types made with slab roller.
Different bottle types made with slab roller.