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.

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.

Trying some new forms and methods.

I have come up with some new shapes and methods of getting these shapes. I am looking to find a form that will look good with a soda ash glaze , an earthy orange that you get from a wood firing. I want to replicate this in an electric firing. Here are a few of the tests i have done. If these are successful on the larger pieces i will add the method and recipes to the glazes and glazing section of this site.

Here are the new forms i have come up with. The object of the exercise is to make both forms into box forms with lids. Just having a problem getting the lids to fit as i have to work with soft clay to get the shape of the lid to fit the form of the box.