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 .
. 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.
This large plater came down from the drying rack today. It was made with a paper clay mix on the kick wheel. The inside pattern was made by adding a thick slip into the middle and then creating the pattern with the use of a piece of hard foam with grooves cut in it.
I later turned the sides up when it was a bit dryer to get the square shape.The handles were made by rolling out thin slabs on a textured plate that i made. These were then rolled up and attached with a slip made with lots of paper in the mix. Lastly i pushed a stamp in at the attachment points of the handles.