Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mugs and Yunomis

Fresh Pots, i just pulled these out last night. I was really pleased with the tile 6 flashing slip over a white stoneware i have been using. The yunomi on the right has a new ash glaze i've been trying.
here's the recipes for everything because i like sharing
Tile 6 Flashing
6 tile 80
Nepheline syenite 20
bentonite 2%

442 green ash
custer feldspar 40
Wood Ash 40
Om4 ball clay 20
Redart 1.5%
red iron oxide 1.5%

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Here's some of the latest work i decided to work with more over your classic diner style mug lately, and trying to work with the surface of the clay for decoration. I'm pretty pleased with the tea cups the feet are improving. Last night i worked on a couple bowls and a platter, here is a picture of the bowls before i dropped one in the slip bucket. Anyways i'm going to fire these next weekend along other stuff, so more updates soon

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dead Camera Batteries

I went to the school tonight to get some recent pictures of work, but when i went to use my camera it was dead. Rather annoying
Anyways i made a series of mugs and a couple different styles of yunomi's
Pictures to come soon

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cabin Fever

The cold is getting a little old at this point, i haven't been able to work in the basement at all for the past week because, its forty degrees down there. I have been keeping my self busy with books and podcasts. I cant wait to get back in the studio i have a tons of new glazes and flashing slip recipes to try out. Plus a notebook full of sketches of new forms, i've found myself referring to Clary Illian's book A Potters Workbook almost daily, in my opinion it has been one of the most inspirational books i have read. I've also been looking at alot of other potters pots here are a few of my favorites.