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  1. I use terra sig on the bottoms of my majolica pieces (Highwater's low-fire Stans Red clay). I mix my own terra sig using Red Art. Have not had a problem with it until this past bisque firing and had one plate where the sig flaked off about the size of a quarter. The rest of the sig on that piece was fine. I'm thinking of trying to put sig on the bare spot before glaze firing it. Has anyone ever used sig on bisque ware? And, any ideas on why it would have flaked off in the first place?
  2. Linda Lees

    IMG 6849

    From the album: Curves and Crisp Edges

    Hand built using Clayworks LGH Stoneware clay. Terra Sigillata finish

    © Linda Lees

  3. Linda Lees

    IMG 6827

    From the album: Curves and Crisp Edges

    Hand built using Clayworks LGH Stoneware clay. Terra Sigillata finish

    © Linda Lees

  4. From the album: ceramic bottles

    A slab built ceramic bottle. Stamped slabs, terra sigillata, sagger fired .

    © blayne

  5. Terra sigillata is why I got into ceramics. I'm a fan of classical Greek and Roman art and learning to throw pots "like them" has been a goal of mine ever since I began playing with clay. But I'm bad at the classical style. "Athenian Vase Construction," by Toby Schreiber has been a great help in learning technique. But it's also really hard, especially the gloss. On ancient examples, it's like a glaze, the level of shine is so high. Check out this kylix, it's perfection: http://webapps.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/explorer/index.php?oid=166270 I'd love to know how you guys approach pre-application surface treatment, application of the terra sig., and even firing (max cone range?) to get the glossiest finishes possible. I've got some articles from CAD and elsewhere, but I still can't seem to make it work that well.
  6. I made a teapot and the exterior has bisqued with terra sigillata. I then glazed the interior with my clear glaze and fired to cone 6. The interior clear glaze seeped through in spots leaving dark patches. I believe these areas are where the interior glaze was the thickest. Any idea what caused this and if it is a terra sig/glaze reaction or the terra sig is so poreous that regardless of what glaze I choose it will bleed through?
  7. From the album: ceramic bottles

    A slab built bottle made from terra sigillata torn clay slabs.

    © blayne

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