Probably the most pleasing firing to date, but still some dodgy looking glazes. Not sure if they are failing to flourish because of the firing, which seemed to be spot on this time, or because of the preparation. I followed the recipe to the letter, so can only assume it is the firing, or the application. It’s all so unpredicatable. That’s why when you do get a lovely piece like the large celedon bowl it is so rewarding.
Have another shed full of large bowls, so we keep practicing…..one day we will get a glaze that we love…….
Heavy reduction going on
Cones - perfectly fired. Learnt good technique...place the cones diagonally.....then you can see them all through spy hole....doh!
The Opening. It takes a while for what you are presented with to sink in.....is it any good????
Large bowl. Black slip and David Leach Celedon
Buckets. The glaze on the one on the left was called 'white brain crawl'....I like it, but totally the opposite of what expected. Didn't check it was suitable for reduction firing.
Copper Red Glaze
Supposed to be pale Celedon glaze on porcelain beakers. It has worked on the front left one which was close to the burner in the kiln, which makes me think the others are under fired. Will take them to Farnham and refire.
Liberated the bowl from the wood firing kiln and very pleased with the result. The celedon glaze is more green than I would have liked (I don’t like green!), so less red iron oxide next time.
Really like the rim, where I used black slip. The glaze was probably a bit thin too (fine line). The other bowl didn’t make it into the pack, so a chance to put another layer of glaze on before firing in the gas kiln on Sunday.
Great to see everyone elses work turning out so good too…..another success for Bertha chalked up.