All, Studio

2018_28

Once the firing was unloaded on Friday, it was hard to get back to glazing. The results made me eager to document the finished product and get them out for sale. Still working on that last part. The yellow ground […]

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2018_27

With the strong breeze and cool temperatures, yesterday would have been the ideal day to fire the kiln. I could have too but the six empty spaces left on the kiln shelf were calling out for more mugs. I took […]

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2018_26

Mornings were okay for working this week but afternoons were made for the siesta. Lucky to have fired and cooled the kiln over the two coolest days of the week. Warm in the studio to be sure but nothing like […]

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2018_25

After the prep was completed, I began brushing three coats of glaze in each area of the design. There were sixteen separately prepared glazes used including the polymers. At the rate I am going, there are another three weeks of […]

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2018_24

Plans change. The studio was uncomfortably hot due to the weather. Too much sweat rolling off the brow to be throwing. The bisque firing mid week didn’t help. Workdays became short periods of activity punctuated by long breaks. It’s just […]

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2018_23

I thought today would be the day I posted my first videos to the blog. It hasn’t worked out that way. I’ve created shorts of throwing a mug form and attaching a handle but have yet to work out how […]

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2018_22

Three hundred grams of porcelain throws into a fair sized mug. The interior volume of some is as much as their four hundred gram counterparts from a week ago. I’m getting more from less as I scale down like when […]

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2018_21

Throwing the mug forms has become a consistent routine. I take a 400 gram ball of porcelain and centre it on a plaster bat. Then open, compress the bottom and raise the walls in two or three pulls. Trim the […]

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2018_20

The kiln load I was waiting to see last week was a mixed bag of results. The mugs were a disappointment. The cobalt free grey scale can be pretty dreary on a larger surface. Left them in the kiln to […]

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2018_19

Twenty assorted mugs and tumblers were taken through their sequence of glazing, waxing and more glazing. Another square meter or so of mosaic tile was covered with the rotting grey glazes and odds and ends of different polymer mixes. Didn’t […]