Unglazed Clay Functional Ware
Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:03 AM
Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:34 AM
Marcia Selsor, Professor Emerita,
Montana State University-Billings
Marcia Selsor Studio in Brownsville, Texas.
Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:58 AM
Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:38 AM
I have adopted that trend for only my porcelain Cone 6 or higher where I know the body has vitrified, I wet polish the outside of ware with silicon carbide papers because I love the smooth eggshell finish of a polished piece.
Yes it can still get grubby after a very long time but I use a green scrubby pad with a fine pumice powder cleansing liquid (I don't know US proprietry brands) and it cleans them up nicely.
I glaze inside and out for earthenware and stoneware bodies..
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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:55 AM
I don't think it is a trend. Sometimes a piece needs a glaze, sometimes it doesn't.
"But it does move," said Galileo under his breath.
Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:20 PM
The contrast of unglazed clay, with glazed clay is pleasing visually, but rewards greater in tactile perspective.
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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:08 PM
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