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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: The semester of the Cup (lots of photos) on: July 05, 2011 10:53:24 AM
Thanks everyone for your encouragement! I love clay--but I still have a lot to learn! Hgddm--I have considered Etsy, but they sell fairly well locally and then I don't have to pay for shipping Wink
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / The semester of the Cup (lots of photos) on: June 20, 2011 10:09:44 PM
All right, first post for me!

A little information (because I always love as much information as possible, skip if you don't care): All of these were thrown. The glaze fire is a high fire. Most were fired in a (natural gas) salt kiln at about cone 10. Some were done in a Cone 9 kiln. Both kilns we put into reduction during the last part of the firing. I will try to give as much information about glaze as possible if you have questions, but as many of our glazes were created by students/faculty, so I am not sure how "standard" they are or if they will make any sense to anyone else. I am also notoriously terrible about writing down exactly what I do...

 The photos may be a little cheesy. I was trying to channel my brother-in-law who is a product photographer Smiley


Salt-fired. I wasn't ecstatic about the interior of the cup, but I loved the variation in color on the outside (salt! I love you!)

Salt-fired.


this is the same as the previous one except the rutile slip was also around the interior of the lip as well and caused the variation in color.


Salt-fired. Lots of glaze mixing here. There is a slip and then three glazes.

This was the same combination of glazes as above, but fired in a cone 9 kiln (without salt)


Salt-fired.

And here is a bowl, for good measure Smiley

Salt-fired

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy!!!! Don't hesitate to ask questions. I LOVE this stuff (clay, ya know) and won't be able to get back to doing it for another couple months and talking about clay non-stop helps downplay the symptoms of withdrawal Wink

[edit]: I replaced the thumbnails with actual photos! Sorry!
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Mouse chalice bowl on: June 20, 2011 10:05:55 PM
Yeah, unfortunately we get really sloppy with the names of the glazes in the studio. Everyone just knows what we mean when we say "ramos blue" or "church lady white" Smiley
I will have to look up the recipe in the fall when I go back, or at least find out the "real" name of it. It is an AWESOME glaze.
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Mouse chalice bowl on: June 17, 2011 10:00:34 PM
Very lovely!  That little mouse is beautiful!
Rutile glaze? I have only ever used a rutile slip, but the glaze is very nice. Same variation in color that I get with the slip but it looks like it comes with a little less danger (I have had to chip pieces off of kiln shelves before). It reminds me a little of a glaze we use in our studio called "church lady white." How do you fire/what kind of kiln do you use?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dresses, dresses, dresses! (7 of them--massive post!) on: July 28, 2010 07:51:47 PM
Beaaauuuutiful!! These are wonderful! Exactly the kind of thing I love making! and you used sheets? Fantastic! I love them so much! I even book marked this page (and thumbs up on stumbleupon Cheesy )
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