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.
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A flip top ceramic box.

Here i made this box with a flip top , the hinge has a piece of plastic coated wire in it that i put in after glazing.

Ceramic box. A low fire red clay.
Ceramic box. A low fire red clay.
Box ,showing the hinge.
Box ,showing the hinge.

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.

Using a slab roller to make a box form.

Here i used a slab roller and rolled out a slab that i then wrapped this around a plastic box that itself was wrapped in newspaper so that the shape would come loose after it had dried a bit. When it had dried over night i first worked the top in being able to work from the inside and then left it upside down for a about four hours to harden up then i placed it on a flat slab and folded the edges around to form the base. I later added the stamps and lid. Check out the menu bar and you will find  the page for , How to make a ceramic box, this will show how i make these boxes.

Box made using slab roller.
Box made using slab roller.