Thanks for popping in. Kiln finally cool enough to open and inspect the latest offerings. This was a real trying things out load, a proper R&D on glazes and tiles – so I wasn’t holding my breath. All in the name of FTO. Figuring Things Out.
But I have to tell you a secret. Lean in a little closer, so I don’t yell at you…
I AM SOOOO CHUFFED!!!!!!!!!
The tiles are flat and not pitted, which was what I was trying to achieve,
the turquoise inlay on the plates plates has stayed true,
and the porcelain tissue plate, which was a bit dull after the first firing, really brought out its marbling in the second firing – especially with a little glaze on top! Woohoo!
Remember a couple of days ago, I did a blog Gelpress tutorial with some cool stencils?
Well, the little stencils, the 4×4 inchers, is what I used on these tiles…see?
If I had to pick a favourite from the lastest haul, I’d say it’s this tile….the crispness of that little design, with the dark distressed flash. I love it. This is black slip on greenware over the stencil, then bisque fired. One coat of white matte glaze painted on top, wiped back randomly when dry, and fired again. So that’s how the flower design came out so white. Learning, learning, learning…
There are plenty of other bowls and pots and jars still cooling off. Stamps used! I’m saving them for another blog!
So all in all, a damn fine haul! Learned loads, must go write it all down in my Potter Jotter, as I’m calling my notebook! There are so many things to consider, different glazes which look similar but give you a totally different effect. Got to be written down. I suppose that one day I will just know instinctively which went first. But this is that learning phase – the best part.
It all takes time. But there’s no race. I am very lucky in that I don’t have to make pots for a living; I can finally do something just for fun.
Stay home – Stay safe