I came back from my business trip on Friday, went to the studio on Saturday, and…. SO MANY THINGS GOT GLAZE FIRED! Today’s post is just going to be a bunch of pictures of the newly fired stuff – i’m too excited about it.
Cut & Modified Pots
I love how all of them turned out. That last one was supposed to be a blue/green color, but I didn’t realize that I got the wrong brand of glaze (Duncan Peacock vs. Amaco Peacock) and it was a big surprise. It looks pretty sweet, though, if i do say so myself.
Fish Necklace Holder Version 2
It turned out much better than Version 1. I can still think of a couple of improvements to this design, but it’s more or less what I was going for.
Fish Design Improvements:
- The way I make the fish scales looks like fish scales but the texture is backwards. The tips of scales should stick out, but on my fish the places where the scales connect is what sticks out. I’ll be working on that…
- The water. I will have to do a better job of smoothing out the surface b/c you can still see the outlines of my fish sketch.
One thing that I really enjoy about this piece is the variety of textures on it. The Copper Adventurine (sparkly brown) is matte, the water is very smooth, and fish have the texture of scales, but are covered in clear water glaze.
I made one more bowl and a Christmas ornament. The bowl turned out exactly how I wanted it, but ornament was WAY too work-intensive and very hard to join and glaze, so I won’t be doing any more.
This mug lid is per request of a friend of my parents. The friend requested a lid to steep tea in cups. It had to have a comfortable handle that you can get a good grip on and not drop. That loop accommodates a finger comfortably and the matte glaze will make it less slippery than a translucent glaze. Hopefully they will like it.
The dish above was an experiment. I tried to decorate it with Iron Oxide, then realized that Iron Oxide burns out, painted it with Fireluster glaze instead, and you can see there’s incomplete coverage where the black ends. I do still like the idea of the irregular carved out pattern. That looks and feels very pleasant, imo. So it seems that I will have to try this plate again.
This footed bowl turned out kind of awesome because of the interplay of the faded iron oxide pattern and the green glaze. But the glaze is a little too bright and looks overwhelming to me. Maybe a darker or less aqua shade of green would have worked better… Something is off about it. Maybe the Iron Oxide has a fall feeling to it and the bright green is more summer, so it’s confusing… Maybe there are too many competing lines/colors… Thoughts?