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