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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sorta Shino

I think this will make a nice blueberry basket for the Farmer's Market this summer, don't you. This isn't exactly what I want eventually, but for now with the limitations of my kiln and my space it's about as good as it's gonna get. It's pretty close to looking like a wood fired American shino and I'll take it for now, until Brandon comes and builds that gas kiln on that farm I want :)
This bowl looks like a colander it has so many pinholes, but I like it, again it is getting close to looking like a shino that I want. There are lots more of the same, but I won't bore you with my very poor quality pictures that I shot quickly on the porch this morning. I have got to get a proper set up!
Here's a little pinch pot that I was messing with last week while waiting on the bisque, sort of an elephant. I smooshed ball clay and rutile into wet white slip, bisque fired, used a black oxide wash then fired to ^6. Still lots to work out until I am compeltely satisfied, but it's getting there. I need to fire up the Raku today, wish I was down in Seagrove but I have to set up at Shakori on Wednesday and there is still lots to do. I'm up early to get going, Happy Sunday all!

9 comments:

Spirited Earth said...

these are very nice..i know there are some ^6 oxidation faux shino recipes out there..haven't tested any however..

korin said...

i love all your work..i hope i will get a chance to visit your show...

brandon phillips said...

if you're firing in reduction there is a cone 6-7 shino out there that is very nice.

http://schallergallery.com/artist-detail.php?aid=21&rn=17&rc=50

you may write warren mackenzie and he'll more than likely give you the formula. i have a couple pieces with this glaze and it's a little different than typical shino but it's very nice.

Tracey Broome said...

thanks all. Brandon, I checked out that shino, very nice. I have a couple of recipes to try when I get through this four day show I'm doing. I think one of them might be the WM shino, not sure. I'll let you know as soon as I get a chance to test them. Waiting on John Britt to write another book!

Hollis Engley said...

That's a pretty nice shino, Tracey. Is it really as blue as the photo makes it look?

ang said...

nice pots tracey and thats on a red body yes? and i'm happy to see pics taken outside without the fancy lighting box..

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Hollis, where ya been! No not that blue, more gray, but it was early morning when I shot it and very blue outside. Ang, yes a very red body, Campbells Brick Red, very groggy but I love the color. no fancy set up for me I'm afraid, even thought there is a pro in the house :)

Judy Shreve said...

I love these surfaces!

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Your blue shino is awesome. It's got that rustic look that I adore. I've been using a commercial blue shino by Coyote and I like it alot. I would love to get my hands on a receipe.