Glazing again!

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This teapot was hand built from thrown cylinders that were sliced, and then laid flat to make slabs. Once the slabs were almost leather hard I built the teapot. The spout was a piece of slab that I spiral wrapped around my finger and then thinned out before attaching. When the piece was a bit harder I pounded it with a wooden spatula to make the shape more uniform. I pounded the bottom with a dowel to get the rounded foot. I glazed this piece with Ranch Butter.

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Here, I was attempting to create our assigned convex/concave shape. When I got to the concave part, on the top, my wall got to thin and part of it caved in, so I went with it. I pulled it up and then caved it down evenly and squared it off. Lucky for me it worked for one of my three altered pieces. For the glaze I used Phil’s white, with John’s Read dropped on top. Hoping the John’s red with give me the really pretty purple in the middle of the bowl.

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This is the largest piece I have thrown so far. I altered it while it was wet, I was very pleased with the trimming on it and the swoop that was created. I dipped it in Malcolm shino and dipped only part into Tenmoku.

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Dipped into Malcolm shino and half into Teadust.

This is another thrown slab piece. I dipped it into School Bus Yellow, which is a white with a pretty silver purple.

Dipped in School Bus Yellow and then again in Bailey’s Red, and drops of Bailey’s Red on the inside (which cracked in parts).

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This convex piece was dipped in Black and then again partially into School Bus Yellow.

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This altered convex piece was dipped into Tenmoku and then again partially into Blue Jean.

All are in the kiln and should be out in a few days, can’t wait to see them!

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Light & Shadows

I am taking a class called Camera Use & Art of Seeing. This week I had to set my camera on aperture priority and take a ton of photos bracketing my exposure speed down and up one f-stop. I found I prefer the minus one shots the most. I will post just a few not all 82.