Here are some groovy new terra sig test tiles. L-R: crocus marits heavily stained, lobster mason stain, chartreuse mason stain, vanadium/rio, crocus martis less stained, coral mason stain.
My sheep are out for a little joy ride on a wagon I made last year. Here is a dilema, can you help me? This wagon was redart terra sig, fired to cone 04, then I did a black iron ox. wash, put Gail Kendall's clear on and fired again to 04. It turned this really beautiful antique yellow color and I love it and want it on everything I make. The thing is I have tried this again on a bunch of stuff and everything comes out white! this last firing I even went to 03, still white. WTF is going on, any chemist minded folks out there have any ideas? I thought maybe I could get this yellow with vanadium, but it's not the same, as you can see in the above test tile, this is really a great glaze color and I want it back!!!!
the little elephant is a collaboration with Wesley, ok, really a direct rip off. She showed me some sketches she is doing and I thought her elephant sketch would be great in clay. I'm going to get her to paint it for me when it's fired. I don't see me making a lot of these, but I might see putting some barns on rockers one of these days :)
I had lunch with my good friend and mentor, Barbara yesterday and we spent a lot of time planning for an upcoming ^6 reduction test. We have thirty glazes to test out so look for lots of results by mid February. We plan to fire on the 18th. Will have a big post on that. I'm sure, so stay tuned...... happy weekend everyone, we are supposed to have a warm one, hope so!