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#1 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 10:34 AM

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#2 Joseph F

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 01:20 PM

I want to visit! Can I use google earth to preview ?
Simply amazing, how many test tiles around are there, or should I ask how many firings instead?

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 02:03 PM

It is probably a years worth of glaze testing. 15 to 25 firings, around there. Wish I had the time to do more :D


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#5 Joseph F

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 09:44 PM

I want to visit! Can I use google earth to preview ?
Simply amazing, how many test tiles around are there, or should I ask how many firings instead?

 

You should do this for your facebook people Joel. It would be a crazy cool video if you could make it seem like you were driving down a glaze street taking turns down color avenues etc. 



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Posted 09 October 2015 - 05:54 AM

There is one thing I learnt at university studying animation, it takes a very long time to make something look terrible  :blink:

 

Very cool idea but I could never do it justice. The photo took me 20 min setup, an iphone panoramic and instagram filters. 


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 08:53 AM

Put it in pinterest. would be posted all over! Nice pic, and a lot of work.

 

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#8 Bob Coyle

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:01 PM

So how many base glazes do you use and in what combinations? I have run a lot of tests myself, but find I seldom add more than one or two to my base set, and I may also phase out one or two. I have five glazes that I have used for ten years and still love them.



#9 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 06:22 AM

Right now I have half a base glaze that I am working on. I have a few recipes sourced and tweaked from tutors about two years ago but they seldom get used. Fell out with all my glazes after they would never come out the same twice and decided to find out what all my materials do. That is what the picture is above, plus many random recipe tests before the Currie tiles.

I am much more interested in the experience of doing the testing than the results. Working with each material gives valuable insight into many more things than final fired surface.

Some tests will make it onto pots but first I am designing my 'transparent base' that will be a good all rounder. That is the half finished glaze. I did my first ever melt test yesterday with it :D and with the addition of .25g Cobalt Carb and 2.5g Red Iron Oxide. I imagined it would be far more fluid.

 

I really thought about going back to university to study Ceramics, but with the cost it is cheaper for me to work part-time and learn how I want in the studio.

 

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 02:52 PM

Great work Joel!!!   Thank you for sharing!



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 04:34 PM

Just wondering how many of us are in the compulsive obsessive range? Note the inclusive.

#12 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:47 AM

I have always felt people too easily diagnose themselves with OCD. There are many reasons to be obsessive and compulsive but most people are not in fear and dread for their life if they don't do something.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:15 PM

Yeh, Joel,
a passionate interest can easily be mistaken for lots and I did not mean to make light of a very debilitating condition.
On reading many posts here I get the feeling that there runs a thread or pos. a river of ability/need to pursue knowledge that is exciting to witness.
Would you have guessed that on starting work with clay that you would be spending may hours not making pots but testing the properties of chemicals?
I find this area of work, i.e. pottery or what ever name you wish to call it, so exciting as it covers so many areas of required knowledge.
This also leads to wondering why the education systems of so many countries separate the arts from the Sciences at an early age.
Thanks for posting all your results.

#14 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:13 AM

I am sure you were not making light of it :D There is no black or white with how you use the brain. Just a pet hate of mine how OCD gets used to explain cleaning the house or enjoying things in their 'right' place.

 

I have always loved chemistry but never knew their was so much in ceramics when I started. Ceramics is a great area of study as you say, many different skills and techniques required so lots to keep you stimulated and explore.

 

I am yet to find anywhere near as much beauty in the arts as I find in science but ceramics is a good mix of creating and creation(science/universe) Glaze testing makes me feel like the earth. Reading up on geology and how magma/lava crystallise into rocks and then making these rocks my own lava flows on rocky pots!  :D Love it


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 06:11 PM

It makes a great abstract of a ancient city with the shadows and light dancing on its windows.  As Jolieo said, it looks like it would have GPS coordinates, somewhere on the Arabian peninsula.

 

 

How many workable grazes are you using from these tests?

 

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 10:14 AM

I think most people would be happier if they all had something they were as passionate about as we are about clay? I feel a lack of purpose leads to a lot of unhappiness.
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Posted 31 October 2015 - 01:06 PM

It's only ocd if you do the compulsion for the compulsion's sake and not for the outcome . I have done sooo many color charts on watercolors and oils,pastels . Everything does not react the same even in those mediums, especially with each other. My biggest frustration was having the end result not match what I was going for and I Han no idea how to get there. Those charts at least gave me a jumping educated guess.
Still love that photo.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

I have a very basic question as I am a beginner.  While taking a class at the local community college, no one wore gloves to handle their bisqueware.  I am reading on some 'how to' blogs that wearing gloves is an absolute MUST so as to not transfer oils to the bisqueware.  I don't believe I have encountered an issue with this, although my firings do not always have perfect outcomes.  Since your discussion started about glaze, I thought I might be able to ask here.   Thank you, fellow potters, from someone feeling like an intern.  ;-) 



#19 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 07:10 PM

I have never worn gloves when handling bisque, if my hands could possibly be oily/greasy then some soap and water gets rid of it.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:05 PM

you might question the blog writers as to why they wear gloves, maybe they use a lot of hand lotion.

 

i have never worn gloves but i guess that if someone wants to dip a bisque piece into a toxic glaze (!!!) for a long time, gloves might be a good idea.


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