Thursday, February 21, 2013

Favourite Things.
Not much time in the studio this week just finishing of pieces so I can load the kiln for a bisque. Off top view a gallery in Kings Cross tomorrow for an exhibition a group of us plan to have in May. More on that next week. Any way I though I would put some pics up of 2 little bud vases I put in a wood firing in August last year. They were in the throat of the kiln were they get a lot of ash plus they also stick to the wading but this adds to the effect. The only thing I did was fluting and a flashing slip at the leather hard stage.
I put some of my favourite roses in them to jazz them up.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

in the studio this week.
hi there bloggers this is what I have been up to this week.

Screen printing. slowly getting better with this the key is the printing medium at the right thickness.
Trial and error story of my life in clay.

Little bisque moulds. Got the idea from one of my favourite site Ceramic Art Daily. You make any shape you want. Put little handles on them. Bisque fire. Cut out another slab any shape . Let it dry slightly not leather hard. Put on thick piece of foam then push you mould into the clay.
End result is this.


You can use any shape you like, edges can be even or uneven, decorate how ever you like add feet  or not. I made the moulds from raku clay but you can make from what ever clay you have. Easy peasy.
Will glaze with a clear glaze with colorants added. Will put pics up when glaze fired. Thats it from me so why don't you pop over to and see what the other potters are up to.

Friday, February 1, 2013

We are back for another year.

The time off from blogging with Mudcolony went really fast. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a Happy new year. I had the Christmas New Year weeks off from work first time in a least 20 years. I was great feeling what it is like to be normal. I played in my studio, cleaned it mainly. The last couple of weeks I have been bisque and glaze firing it do during the hols as weather far to hot in Sydney. Would not like to start a bush fire as we have alot of bush around us.
Did glaze testing some look promising. Experiment with cakestands been there before so modifying a few things.
The good old reliable mug. Practicing printing.

The cakestand  reverted to a skirt on it as had warping issues a couple of years ago. Still needs work but am getting there finally.

Mishima and screen print.

The majolica glaze the worked really well . Tried it on a slightly bigger piece than a test tile . I will test further look promising with cobalt brush work.

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