Man, I'm tired today, I have been busting it all week, I have 5 weeks until Festifall and not nearly enough stuff made. Fired the kiln yesterday, lots of good stuff, stained it all this morning and re loaded the kiln. I'm also testing colors again. I made these little dishes this morning and mixed up some slip with colorants, oxides and mason stains. If you read the previous post, Margaret Keelan had suggested using slips, so why not give it a try, right?
I'm adding more and more textures to the barns and this is my first attempt at applying slips then scraping and sanding them off. I can tell already I won't be doing this. Messy, time consuming and slip is fussy. I like my sig!
A happy accident! This is a wagon that had a crack on the side and was destined to fall apart. So, I put a clear glaze on it and re fired it. I got this amazing color! Only thing is I'll have to test because I have two red terra sig colors, don't know which one was on the wagon. I do know that this clear over red iron oxide is bad bad bad! Tried it, looks like baby poop :(
I think I see my Spring 2011 color palette, I love these colors together and I especially like it with my white Raku glaze.
This is Gail Kendall's clear. I know some of us have been swapping emails about 04 clear glazes but so far this one is a winner with me. No pinholes, no problems, I like it. If you need the recipe, you can google Gail Kendall and find it easily or let me know, I'll post it here. Too lazy right now to get up and go find it :)
I'm not sure how much longer my attention is going to last with this. I feel a slight twinge of wanting to make something new, uh oh! and fall is coming, time for RAKU!
I still want to channel Clive Bowen and Michael Cardew, and Hamada, and make beautiful functional pottery, but.....maybe later! Have a great weekend, everybody, I'm at the Farmer's Market in the morning, Wes has a concert tomorrow and who knows what we are doing Sunday, maybe sleeping all day!! Peace............