Kunst op het Drongengoed

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 .

Drongengoed hoeve. Exhibition in the farm buildings.
Drongengoed hoeve. Exhibition in the farm buildings.
Exhibition table showing different ceramic techniques.
Exhibition table showing different ceramic techniques.
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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.

Large platter ready for decoration.

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.