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12th-May-2006 01:36 pm
The egyptian paste figures finally came out of the bisque. they're prtty cool.
there's 1%, 2%, and 3% copper carbonate oxides here. they look pretty cool.

posted overview into ceramics

previously we'd also done some clay slips (engobes - pronounced 'on gobes' not englobes as some might have it... ;)
the results spek for themselves. i am again taken by the great copper green, which has complete grown on me. i couldn't work out the fuss when i started, but copper is rapidly turning into the 'funnest' colour. browns and blues are dull:

12th-May-2006 04:09 am (UTC)
I really don't know enough about your craft (or should I say art?) to make an intelligent comment, but I do enjoy the results very much.

The greens are indeed lovely.
12th-May-2006 11:30 am (UTC)
Very very cool. I have wanted to play with faience for awhile and just haven't (yep that is a theme in my life). I don't know if you would have a chance to but I have wanted to put some of those weird rare earth colorants into the pastes (erbium, praseodymium, neodymium) to see what comes out. (They have weird color spectra that makes there glazes change color between sunlight, incandenscent, and fluorescent light).

Anyhow - the all of the things you are working on look great! I am jealous!!! (I ahve to do things like go to meetings and clean up after some bad kitties at home).
12th-May-2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
I followed you over from the ceramics community. I'm going to add you for a while because I like seeing your photos. You don't have to add me back, but you can if you like.
14th-May-2006 12:38 am (UTC) - Cute beads - but honey!
The International Network of Spies reports:
Hey dude
Just finished a pot of your honey from festy, and man that rocked! It's been sitting in the cold cold kitchen for a few weeks, and had gone nicely slighty candied - I LOVE candied honey! It really kicked arse on my hippy soy milk porridge. Man, I'm in touch with the universe now! I can see through time!
I even waxed lyrical in my sewing blog.
Just thought you might like to know.

15th-May-2006 01:48 am (UTC) - as promised
The International Network of Spies reports:
Hey Sweetie, just wanted to say the honey rocked and I'm now disappointed that I have to go and buy that commerical stuff from the supermarket. Anyway I promised I'd comment so that you know people are still checking out your journal, so here it is. We are both impressed by your efforts with racing the train, and I'm wishing i had enough drive to get back on the treadmill. Egypt is a bit of a passion of mine so I've loved your egyption beads bit. Anyway keep it all coming we love it.

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