New shapes on the drying racks.

Here are a few of the new shapes of mine that are on the drying racks at the moment. I had to make a small stock as i will not be able to get on the kick wheel for a while as i have just had a complete new shoulder joint fitted. So throwing and wedging a no no for the moment.

Most of these have been stone polished  on the wheel after turning down the feet.

These pots will will get the new terra sigillata that cracks in the raku applied to them. I will spend some time on the decoration and application of the terra once the shoulder is  usable

Dry pot waiting for terra.
Dry pot waiting for terra.
Dry, polished pot .
Dry, polished pot .
Dry pot waiting for terra application.
Dry pot waiting for terra application.
New shape for terra raku.
New shape for terra raku.

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Applied terra sigillata to new shape.

Terra sigillata on raw pot.
Terra sigillata on raw pot.

Today i applied terra sigillata to a batch of my latest shapes. I have been working to get the perfect finish

on the terra after the raku fire. This is the terra that will crack for me in the raku .

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.

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.