A flip top ceramic box.

Here i made this box with a flip top , the hinge has a piece of plastic coated wire in it that i put in after glazing.

Ceramic box. A low fire red clay.
Ceramic box. A low fire red clay.
Box ,showing the hinge.
Box ,showing the hinge.
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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.

Using a slab roller to make a box form.

Here i used a slab roller and rolled out a slab that i then wrapped this around a plastic box that itself was wrapped in newspaper so that the shape would come loose after it had dried a bit. When it had dried over night i first worked the top in being able to work from the inside and then left it upside down for a about four hours to harden up then i placed it on a flat slab and folded the edges around to form the base. I later added the stamps and lid. Check out the menu bar and you will find  the page for , How to make a ceramic box, this will show how i make these boxes.

Box made using slab roller.
Box made using slab roller.