I’ve fired the kiln a couple times so far in 2016 with good results for the most part. All mugs are wheel thrown stoneware fired to cone 6.
Wheel Thrown Cups
A selection of cups from recent firings. All fired to cone 6 in oxidation.
These four juice cups are made with Buff Stoneware by Amaco. Light Brown glaze on the inside and Dark Brown on the outside with Jen’s Juicy Fruit around the tops, runningÂ down.
Glaze Fire Results from May
Here are a few pots from the last glaze fire. ^6 oxidation. Stoneware: Warm Brown or Buff Stoneware by Amaco.
Still trying a lot of different glaze combinations and trying decals on different glazes.
I’ll be glazing another load in the next few days. I hope to startÂ concentrating on a few glazes and combinations that I like in hopes of a more defined body of work.
Polar Vortex Inspired Pottery
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.
Last Glaze Fires of 2013
The penultimate and final glaze loads before the end of the year have been fired revealingÂ mixed results. About half of the stuff in this last two loads were projects from Clay Camp which all came out pretty well. The stuff that I managed to squeeze in mostly consisted of mugs,cups and tumblers. I had two different Amaco clay bodies present: My old favorite, Warm BrownÂ Stoneware and the smooth and bright Buff Firing Stoneware.
I think these are two of my favorites from the last two loads. The cup on the left is my most Lehman-esqe piece yet and the glaze did some amazing things. The cup on the right also has some awesome crystal-y things happening with the glaze. So I slapped the macro attachment on my lens and got some detail shots.