I picked up a few pieces of my own that were fired along with arts students works at Hazelhurst. These had been sitting around for a while and I'm fairly pleased with the results.
|Wheelthrown stoneware (Keanes Ironstone clay) Shino Glaze, Gas firing|
|Wheelthrown porcelain, pierced Shino glaze Gas firing|
This one is for a tealight. I enjoy the piercing but glazing takes forever, getting the glaze out of all the holes. I used a Chinese tissue print inside and also underneath which is not visible here.
|Wheel thrown porcelain, pierced, light Celedon glaze Gas firing|
Today I expected to do some glazing and then go onto decorating some more bowls (these)...
|wheelthrown stoneware with yellow slip|
however I found my bucket of glaze was getting rather mouldy! The small amount left of the previous mix was still fine so I can only think it is because I used a recycled bucket which previously held icing sugar (commercial size) and perhaps it wasn't cleaned enough. Sooo, sieved it into another 2 smaller buckets, washed it out with bleach and put it all back THen started glazing. Why is it that glazing always takes longer than you expect?? even when you don't need to get rid of mould in your bucket...
Soo that's me for this week, drop by Mud Colony to see what the others have been up to... most of us also have a Facebook page and I have a Facebook Group too, Anna's Aussie Ceramics.