Tuesday, September 21, 2010

slip sliding away...

last week we bought 500 pounds of orange stone highwater clay... it fires to a nice toasty orangey/brown in reduction and it really looks great fired in a wood kiln.  this clay also works well with a variety of slip techniques.  since jeff mixed up that batch of slip yesterday i decided to have a little fun with it...

i have another large bowl to finish tomorrow along with some berry bowls... can't wait to get these fired.

7 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful; how do you achieve that leaf in there???

    The orange, pretty. So requires no glazing either?

    Talented, my lady!

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  2. hey I was thinking of leaves too, those are really nice. did you use real leaves, it looks like it.

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  3. I love that orangestone clay. So nice to throw with and it fires beautifully. Makes me wish I could fire ^10 just thinking about it! It is the time for leaves isn't it? When I was a studio assistant, it always seemed like everyone in the studio was putting leaves on things this time of year. They look so great on pottery, don't they!

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  4. these are leaves from outside the gallery... this time i used a pony roller to get a better impression. i then brush the slip over the leaves and lift them off carefully with a needle tool when dry. after applying slip to the rim of the platter i rolled over it with a rope while it was still wet.
    i may not glaze the what goes into the wood firing but if i fire it in the gas kiln i plan to use my temple white glaze.
    tracey- i am LOVING highwater clays... never had access to them in new hampshire.

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  5. Love the leaves! That orangestone clay is fantastic as well! Think they would ship it to Guam?

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