Friday, 4 February 2011

New pots, again.

Some new pots out of the kiln this morning.  Some are ok, some are not to my liking.  The brush work pots are an experiment - I like the ones with the broad brush marks, but not the cross or round-the-body leaf patterns - I like them on other peoples pots, i just can't do it.

I like the stripey pots - especially the two square sectioned footed cups.

Downside - some of these are showing signs of shivering - the glaze on the rims is coming off in sharp little bits of glass.  I think this is partly the temperature - possibly producing bubbles in the glaze - there's nothing much in the glaze to cause issues.  Will think about a solution at some point.  Only happens on the clear glaze, not on the yellow glaze, which is a shame as I was thinking of concentrating on the clear glaze.  We'll see.








2 comments:

  1. Sounds like the glaze is shrinking more than the clay along the edges. Hope you get it straightened out, cause those are some great looking pots!

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  2. Thanks. The suggestion is to decrease the silica in the glaze to help it fit better - almost push it towards crazing and then bring it back - as it looks like it's the glaze lifting off and not the underlying slip. Gonna try a different ball clay in the glaze and see if it fixes it.

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