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17th-May-2006 10:42 pm
things have got a bit hard to context into classes, so this one is the post of stuff out of the kiln fired yesterday.

 a nice reduction test, using copper and leach glaze forumla.
looking into the bowl we can see the nice coppery colour, that's been speckled into the red reduction. *sigh* it was meant to have been so heavily reduced only around 2/3rds of the bowl. yes it's also got no centre, these things happen when learning to turn feet into bowls - sometimes you go straight through the bottom. i fixed this up so it atleast looks like it's meant to be there ;)
 the side shows the nice apple green to red effect. if i'd rotated the bowl there is a large part you can't see any green and the red is very rich. grrrrrrrrr  i intend to try again, but have the bowl in the centerish of the kiln (not right next to the flame as i disscovered it had been). 
  these two guys are testing my underglaze pencils i made up. same clay body, one the left it's earthernware fired (and clear earthernware glazed), and the right it's stoneware reduced (clear stoneware glaze). the blue and red pencils work fine, the 'reddy' one needs more oxide in it i think. 
18th-May-2006 06:16 am (UTC) - Sui these look fantastic!!!
You are a bloody legend!
18th-May-2006 06:29 am (UTC) - Re: Sui these look fantastic!!!

will be firing another 6 bowls tomorrow all on seperate shelves and different hieghts. although i do think the colour is agreeable, it ISN'T what i was aiming for *grin* - i can get it right, so another big day of firing the reduction kiln for me. i'll take fotos of this as it has cool flames shooting out both the top of the kiln and the front of it *grin* i like school that _encourages_ me to play with fire ;)
24th-May-2006 08:10 am (UTC) - Pencils
yeah I bought a couple of those pencils...
they can be interesting, but have not as yet had any great results..
I tryed on one peice, a bit on greenware and then onto the bisqued, got different effects either way.
Is that all one glaze on those bowls, just reduced more where the red is?
the green looks a little celedon.
I am glazing my whole folio in celedons, going from a blue celedon to green the oxidisation to be really naughty and break the celedon rules and get some yellow!
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