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 .
Here is a ceramic box that is made from a low fire red clay that i sprayed with terra sigillata , albany slip and then a crawl glaze.
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.
This is a low temp. red that has had some iron chromate and frited iron solution sprayed onto the glaze before baking to 1050 c. This is normally a deeper red but now there are flashings of orange and yellows. Different but..
. 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.
Here are some pics of lamp shades that are made from porcelain with a wash out technique before bisc fire. The blue is a diluted solution of cobalt sulphate . They have a cone 6 satin glaze on them.
Over the past few days i have managed to get the opposite side mold done for the angel wings and another blank cut for another type of frame. I completed one tray for the coffee set and one other large platter , giving it one of my older type of horn handle
but with a new pattern from a blank that i cut last weekend. These will be given a coat of porcelain terra sigilata then into the bisc oven when dry.