Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Working the list
He sent me a picture of a square plate that he liked. I stated looking at how best to make his plate; I watched a few videos about making square plates, I made a few examples of plates that I thought could work.
I put them in the kiln when Mark was firing Ms. B and, personally, I like the results.
I like the cut rim and I like the "pinched" look to the edges. I like this better than just squaring the edges.
I have such a plate fetish that I am fighting the urge to carry these to the house. I could see them in my kitchen....
I do love this blue, it has major possibilities.
Below is a "chicken" that I made one day while I was showing one of my students how to make bowls.
I picked this up and went to toss it back in the mud bucket. I was folding it up, it just turned into a chicken.
Well- a sorta chicken. Maybe a Loch Ness chicken.
I use some of the class glazes for this. I wanted to see how well the glazes worked. One of the things that is often discussed with the students is glaze. I wanted to see thickness and how the glazes applied to the clay bodies.
It is difficult to know how best to talk about glazes with the students until I use them all.
I made sure to try the majority of the most popular ones. With some of them I found that many of them are too thick.
When classes start back I want to look at application and use.