Tuesday, 27 July 2010
400th post, I was thinking i'd make it something special but as things would be right now it's not quite there!! I was hoping for lots of treats from this last kiln load instead i have possibilities and quite a bit of disaster really..
Ho hum, my clay is bubbling on some random pieces so i'm not sure if its atmosphere with mixed clay bodies in the kiln.. It happened last glaze fire too so could be the body. no pics of that for now..
I also used the wrong glaze on my dippy bowls so the glaze ran everywhere and overheated bubbles too..they have been filed along with the glaze!!
One tile i'm very happy with.. some movement keeping the piece interesting and some lovely fuming on the clay body which had added nicely so i think i've just found my online piece for Clay and Blogs telling a story show, i'll keep that one under wraps until i get the pro photos done :)....
I think i can say this is one of my worst firings along with the raku this wkd 40% cracked too thin i suspect, 30% stuck to each other in the kiln!! I front loaded it and thought i'd left enough space between the pieces but obviously not..and 30% good...ha hope to learn something from all of this,, anything?? or just chalk it up to experience ..
Just some tiles pics for now the third tile is brushings of my local clay so it will be mixing together with my usual mix and try some throwing with it... and note to self too much red and the white on white looks quite nice i must give it another try and hopefully things get better this week..