Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Glaze kiln results

I got some glazed pieces out of the kiln. I'm not 100% happy with the results, but I've got some interesting directions to go in from here. I definitely have to do something with that construction orange glaze! I hate it. I have to find a way to tone it down. I think I'd like it better if it was more of a sherbet color. It's a commercial glaze, so I'm not sure whether I should just try layering it with other glazes, or mixing something else into it. I guess I've got yet another use for the latest batch of porcelain test tiles I made.
Wax resist cups
Wax resist bowl. Definitely not digging the bits of glaze I couldn't wipe away.
The owl rattle
Slip trailed black underglaze over faux celadon
It turned brown and ran. Definitely not something I want when I'm trying to get precise lines, but it's a cool effect! I definitely want to play with this a bit more. They kinda look like spooky ghost cats.
Celadon dripping into Floating Blue Woo glaze
Pinch pot cup
Detail shots
I'm becoming more and more disatisfied with these flat glossy glazes. They're really kind of lifeless, aren't they? I love bright colors, but I think I need some more depth, or translucency, or variegation, or something. So much to do! I just wish I had unlimited time and resources so I could spend more time on glaze testing for myself. One of these days I'm gonna have to put together a Kickstarter or something.


gabi said...

I really love the owl, nice effects... And the "blurry" ghost are cool too :-)

Barbara Wanhill said...

I second the comment on the owl!

Lori Leaumont said...

Thanks guys!