Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How wavy is your bottom?

Here is a cup I threw quickly last night to try out my new cutoff tool. I think it turned out pretty nicely! Sorry the picture is a little blurry.

I also fired a really small glaze load--mainly to test out some new glazes. I had 7 tests in there, and I'm going to mix up three, maybe four. I also threw in a couple dozen pots glazed in Randy's Red, the only glaze I have mixed up in any quantity. Man! This glaze is awesome! I really, really like it, and I have a crap ton of it, so all the better! It really accents carving and has tons of variation. It is also really stable and fits my clay body very well. I'm going to do a test and change the colorant and see if anything works.

I've got to set up my real picture taking set up to get some better pics, but right now my studio is completely trashed. I really need more space. I have completely outgrown my tiny one car studio. One day...


  1. Wow. That really is a beautiful glaze. What type/temp kiln do you fire? If we could get that at our studio, that would be great!

    Thanks for posting!

  2. Should have done a quick bit of googling before commenting. Looks like it a ^6 oxidation glaze...perfect! I shall put in a request. I really think it would be a big hit.

  3. Jerry--when y'all mix it, it needs to be fairly thick. I learned from Deborah that it looks deceivingly thick. It is very high in gerstley borate, which I found out takes a lot of water. My 10,000 gram batch ended up making about 8 gallons of glaze. It also thickens up overnight after being mixed, so what I thought I mixed too thin was actually just right the next day.

    I also do a really slow cool when I fire, and have a 30 minute soak at temp. If you would like my firing schedule, I can get it when I get home. I think the slow cool really helps with the variation in this glaze