L-R from bottom to top: carbon trap shino(see below), dresang shino, redart shino, red malcolm, spotted malcolm, gold shino, orange shino, cherry blossom, copper salt, yellow salt, white salt, venetian,cranberry, peacock, buttery rust, biscayne, turquoise, fb shino, rutile blue, marks temmoku, gold temmoku, st johns black, marty fielding oribe, willy helix, spodumene, ohata khaki, cherry blossom with rutile, selsor base yellow, selsor base grey, vc matte yellow, charcoal matte, nutmeg with white satin matte.
I met with Barbara today to look at our results and gather some information. All in all, I think this was a very good firing for learning a lot about glaze chemistry. We had some good, some bad and some really bad, as would be expected for a test. But I think there is lots of potential here for more testing and for some good possibilities. Tiles 1, 2 and 3 left to right: carbon trap shino, dresang shino, redart shino. These were 3 of my favorites. Others I liked above 11, 12, 13 were copper salt, yellow salt and white salt, all of these were very stable and very consistant.
Dresang shino, I liked this shino the best
Ohata Khaki, no reduction, very blah. I have bowls that were glazed in Ohata and fired to ^10 that are beautiful so this is not good.
Red Malcolm shino, really crazy crawl, but great if you like that look, which I do. This was also put on way too thick, I was getting lazy on the sieving by this time.
The pieces that follow are Barbara's, I was going to wait until I got home and photo some of mine but my camera batteries died and there are none in the house. This is a yellow salt mug
Faux ash, all of these are on a dark brownstone clay body, this mug was great, one of my favorite things from the firing
The rest of the photos are carbon trap shino which I think was pretty successful. I'll get some more photos posted later and more info for you when I compile it......
I think this was a much more successful firing than the one I did at the workshop in Wilmington, although I am glad I had taken that workshop first because John Britt is a wealth of information and I understood what I was doing much better. Since it was just two of us and not a class room full, we were able to focus better, we studied recipes, and since I had already done a ^6 workshop we had a lot of information to go on. A lot of people in the workshop I took used the cherry blossom, but it shivered bad in this firing and most pieces had glaze flaking off, so I would not suggest that glaze, it's unstable on some clay bodies, test it first. It has potential to be a pretty glaze but it's fussy. We did test a lot with two selsor base recipes and added colorants, some good results there and some bad. I also have a nice turquoise piece and an amber celedon that I will get photos of tomorrow.
more to come, stay tuned......