I recently shot some photos of the most recent glaze fire. These were mostly completed during the polar vortex winter that kept us cooped up inside for months. Which is always okay with me, as long as I have enough clay! Everything was fired to ^6 in oxidation. Clay is either Warm Brown Stoneware or Buff Stoneware or a combination of both. For more details, click on the images.
This was my favorite surface from this kiln load. I like the Jen’s Juicy Fruit and Waterfall Brown combo better on the Warm Brown Stoneware but it looks pretty good here too on the Buff Stoneware running over my light brown glaze. It might even run a little more on the Buff Stoneware?
I was commissioned to make 6 small coffee mugs so I made a bunch. It was nice to do a series and work with some subtle variations. I hope to do some more multiples soon.
Here are a few small, handled bowls that turned into a set of three.
My wife ordered some mugs for her friends. Inspired by Jimmy Fallon and Steve Higgins.
These altered cups are still a work in progress. But I like the direction.
I’m still doing a lot of testing.
The middle cups below were marbled or swirled clay. Lumps of Warm Brown and Buff Stoneware were slapped together and then thrown on the wheel. The other two were thrown with Buff Stoneware and then Warm Brown slip was applied to the outside. Unfortunately, the glaze hides most of the effects except for the clear glaze on the cup second from the left.
These three cups were made with a 50/50 combination of Warm Brown Stoneware and Buff Stoneware. Nothing spectacular but it might be worth pursuing.
Thanks for taking a look. I still have nearly a kiln load of pots somewhere in between thrown and glaze fired. I hope to make some more pots in the next few days. Hopefully some sets of mugs, teapots, plates and whatever else I can think of…