16 February 2012

Unglazed

These little pieces are destined to become jewellery.  They are porcelain and textured and then decorated using tissue prints.  They are going in raw and unglazed with my other glazed pieces. When they come out I will wet sand them to give them a bit of a sheen.  The colour will be fired into the clay.
A bit of a late decision so I dried them on a wire rack under my birds new cage :^)
See you over on Mud Colony checking out the other posts this week...

7 comments:

lyn cole said...

how clever to use the tray under the bird cage- very clever! :)

Anna said...

Thanks Lyn. It is a new cage but the bird gets scared whenever I take him (still in the old small cage) near it! Good to be able to use it for something, lol.

Linda Starr said...

For your jewelry pieces do you put an after firing coating on them? like a spray finish or some such.

I have one piece I applied oxides to and once fired, but wondered if it would absorb oil or moisture or dirt if it was worn?

Anna said...

Hi Linda, being porcelain and high fired (1280 deg C) I doubt it would absorb moisture. Maybe if handled alot they might absorb body oils??
Good point though. I'll consider spraying them with a clear acrylic. Preferably one that won't discolour.
thanks for your comments. You are always very considerate in the way you phrase things :^)

Linda Starr said...

Hi Anna, thanks, yeah I guess porcelain is more dense, mine is stoneware and only fired to Cone 5/6 and might be more porous, I have used a matt spray sealer on my wall tiles and it didn't discolor but I wondered just how much it was really coating them as I couldn't see a difference, but maybe that's a good thing. I have a shiny one I have yet to use, must do some tests.

I try to be considerate but sometimes the printed word can be taken the wrong way.

Anastasia Egórova said...

These look beautiful and delicate!
How do you apply glase? Simply embossing colored lace?

Anna said...

Hi Anastasia thank you :^) the decoration is in two parts - first I stamp a thin slab with the texture ( see on 1 Dec 2011, Preparation) and then the colour pattern is done using Chinese Tissue prints.