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« on: June 06, 2018 11:33:20 PM »

I made 2 tiny teasets for some little girls. Both teapots are a similar size, which is a little smaller than a tennis ball. They are both stoneware and were fired to 1280C (approx cone 9).



Believe it or not, all these pieces have exactly the same glaze on them. I added some cobalt carbonate to some Buttermilk that was already made up and the result is what Ive decided to call Lavender.

I think the main difference is from differences in the clay body. They are both made from reclaimed stoneware clay, of unknown proportions of PB103 and BRT. They might even have other things in them. The first set definitely has a whole lot more trachyte in it, hence all the speckles. The 2nd doesnt have much, if any.

Youll notice too that in the first set, the teapot and 1 cup are quite pink, while the other cups are bluish. I am fairly certain that is from the glaze being thicker where it is pink. I felt like I was having trouble getting the glaze into the tiny cups, so I watered it down a bit to make it easier to dip into. You can see lines too on the cups from the dipping.

I think I glazed the 2nd teapot after I had watered the glaze down, so that may account for some of the differences too.

The Glaze Recipe

Lavendar
10.3    Gerstley Borate
6.8      Dolomite
9         Whiting (calcium carbonate)
29.3    Potash Feldspar
6.8      Kaolin (china clay)
13.5    Talc
24.1    Silica
8         Tin oxide

+ 3     Cobalt carbonate
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018 12:33:41 AM »

They are wonderful!
And absolutely perfect.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018 05:05:51 AM »

Beautiful work!
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Lovely, and I appreciate the discussion of why the colors vary.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018 07:17:24 AM »

Beautiful tea sets!  I prefer the look of the lighter pink assortment with the prominent speckles, but they both look great.  Perhaps the glazing didn't work out as consistently as you may have liked, but I say it was still a success.

I used to play "tea party" with my nieces when they were little girls and they would have loved these!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018 07:53:34 AM »

They are so pretty - both of them!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2018 10:09:19 AM »

Those are just marvelous!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018 07:01:06 AM »

Love, love these!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018 09:26:33 AM »

They are wonderful! I love the variation of tone and the touches of sunny yellow around the edges is magical.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2018 05:27:50 PM »

Both sets are lovely! The colors are amazing. The color variations actually remind me of robin egg candy or those giant jaw breakers we would get as kids.
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