Friday, March 31, 2017

Tumbler 27

One of my favorites so far!  I wrapped the tumbler with a vinyl belt then dipped the bottom in light blue.  Then I dipped the top half in Kook's blue (love how it goes purple), doubling the glaze up in a thick pile over the resist.  When I removed the vinyl, some glaze flaked off, and you can see the result left a little residual fingerprint.
Recycled cone 10 stoneware, glaze

In progress.
Drippy goodness.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tumbler 26

Another vinyl resist piece--this is actually one of the first ones I experimented on.  The recycled clay shows its pretty natural color in a nice contrast to the turquoise and blue (that was supposed to be copper red, but whatever).
Recycled cone 10 stoneware, glaze



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tumbler 25

Because I know how the clear glaze makes the cobalt run upon firing, I have started playing around more with the dynamic aspects of the ingredients.  For this one I mixed mason stain with white glaze and dipped the lip in a nice, thick pool.  I then dunked the whole thing in clear.  The colorant ran down in a lovely, delicate, watery way.
White cone 6 stoneware, mason stain, glaze



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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tumbler 24

Like yesterday's post, I added dots to this before firing, but due to the chemical makeup of the applied glazes, they didn't saw up AT ALL.

In progress....
Final product.  White cone 6 stoneware, glaze, mason stain.
 I brushed on a mason stain with a lot of cobalt in it.  It fluxed with the clear glaze I put on over the whole thing after I peeled the dots off...properties of the clear glaze make the cobalt run, and it filled in all the dots.  But it looks cool anyway!

I also love how the clear runs into the white I glazed the inside.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tumbler 23

I had some fun with vinyl dots as a resist with this one.  Before glazing I stuck on dots (cut at home with my trusty vinyl cutter, of course) in a simple belt around the cup.  Then I brushed on some jade glaze/stroke and coat, and after it dried, pulled off the dots to reveal the raw clay behind.  I wanted to see if the glaze would drip or degrade the dots, and mostly the glaze stayed where it was.  A few dots have a slump on the top curve, but otherwise this cup has a nice no-slip grip.

white cone 6 stoneware, stroke and coat

dot it up, friend!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Tumbler 22

Here's that pesky Rietz Blue again!  I think because the clay body has some iron in it (it's recycled, so who really knows what's going on in there), brown gets pulled out and speckles the blue.  The black top is nicely metallic and the belt in the middle is more matte.
cone 10 stoneware, glaze
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tumbler 21

Yellow salt is an interesting glaze and reminds me of freckled skin.  And I love freckles.  You can slightly see vertical stripes that I painted on with brown slip before bisque.  The bottom is dipped in Rietz Blue, which goes brown, as you saw in the last post.
cone 10, glaze, mason stain
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