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  1. From the album: WIPs

    Some future earthy Christmas ornaments. Planning some simple pottery glazes in brown and white, and some maple leaves in bright underglazes.

    © Ann Nielsen

  2. Hello there everyone! First post from a porcelain newbie. Tell me if I'm being ambitious here, though I'd like to undertake a process of creating many super thin 15-20cm long porcelain feathers for a project. I've only ever worked with stoneware, handbuilding with slabs and pinch pots, I've never used slip before - so this will involve a lot of first time experiences for me. I'm trying to plan out how I'll make these forms, preferably double sided. I have access to a kiln a few months from now, so will be able to do some home experimenting (though I'm a total novice in that regard, so I'd probably want to fire them with my local studio instead - however they only do mid-firings, so not sure if I'd be able to) Regardless, I'm happy to make the greenware and store them until I can get access to a kiln. So here are my ideas, let me know if they spark anything in your mind and you can give me any advice/tell me that it's never going to work First idea: On a dampened plaster slab, using different nozzles on slip trailers, I pipe out the stem and an outline of the feather shape, with none of the feather 'prongs' (?) touching each other, leave to dry for a few minutes: (Sorry in advance for my terrible MS paint skills) Once the first piping has dried a little, I pipe out a second layer of 'prongs' and repeat this process until there are no gaps to achieve a 'feather like' texture: I then finish it by piping out another stem on top. Leave it on the plaster slab to dry, then peel off? Second idea: Buy feather silicone moulds used for cake decorating and create plaster slump moulds from them: The trouble with this idea is that the feathers would only have texture on one side, do you have any ideas on how I could make double sided versions? Third idea: Scrap using slip and use a plastic porcelain instead, roll it out thin and cut out leaf/feather shapes before applying a texture to each piece. (Time consuming?) -------------------------------------------------------- Ultimately I'd like to make 60-70 pieces to start with - and maybe more in future if it all turns out well, so efficiency is important to me. I like the first idea the most since it would make every piece unique, though if you don't believe it would work, let me know as while I'm happy to experiment, everyone's previous experience and knowledge is a fantastic gift and it'd be a shame to waste it
  3. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    Moroccan Sand clay from Laguna with carved modern leaves. I applied white stoneware slip inlay and glazed the interior in their Navy Blue.

    © Copyright Giselle No. 5 Ceramics (Giselle Massey) 2015, all rights reserved

  4. GiselleNo5

    Leaf pie plate

    From the album: Work in Progress

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Handmade, all rights reserved

  5. From the album: Handmade Clay Stamps

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 All Rights Reserved

  6. From the album: Handmade Clay Stamps

    Two little raku bowls shown with the leaf stamp used to make them.

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 All Rights Reserved

  7. From the album: Marian65's Album 1

    One time only use of natural leaf for impression on brown cone 6 clay. Oxided impression with clear glaze over and colored glazes around edges.
  8. From the album: Marian65's Album 1

    Hexagonal vase, buff cone 6 clay with embellishments. Oxided vines, glazed leaves, clear glaze inside.
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