Jump to content


Photo

Unglazed Clay Functional Ware


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Natania

Natania

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • LocationMassachusetts

Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:03 AM

I have noticed a bit of a trend of glazing white clay functional pieces on the inside only. I like the look, but won't the outsides of the pieces (which remain unglazed when finished) become dirty and grubby-looking after a few months of use? Am I missing something? Doesn't this draw-back significantly impede its functionality in terms of aesthetics? What do you think?

#2 Marcia Selsor

Marcia Selsor

    Professor Emerita, Montana State University-Billings

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,890 posts
  • Locationwhere Texas, Matamoros, Rio Grande and Gulf of Mexico come together.

Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:34 AM

I would have to agree. Theoretically if the bare body is vitrified it should resist absorption...but the rough surface would tend to resist cleansing , IMO.
Marcia

#3 trina

trina

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 437 posts

Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:58 AM

I agree as well, but I think some people go for that patina. T

#4 Mudslinger Ceramics

Mudslinger Ceramics

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 98 posts
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:38 AM

Hi

 

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..

 

Irene


Mudslinger Ceramics :   www.mudslingerceramics.net

 

'Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to.

It will stick with you and show up for better or for worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.'

                                                                              - Robert Henri


#5 OffCenter

OffCenter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,372 posts

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.

 

Jim


E pur si muove.

"But it does move," said Galileo under his breath.

#6 Biglou13

Biglou13

    Advanced beginner pottery, Advanced in other art

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 979 posts
  • LocationNorth Florida

Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:20 PM

I didn't realize it was a trend either. I have made many a yunomi, guinomi, with only inside and lip glazed , and even more with outside only partially glazed.

The contrast of unglazed clay, with glazed clay is pleasing visually, but rewards greater in tactile perspective.
Caution big brother is watching.
The beige is blinding!!!!!!
The middle of the road is boring

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
-Albert Einstein

#7 Diane Puckett

Diane Puckett

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • LocationAsheville, NC

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:08 PM

I have heard lipstick can cause permanent stains, something to consider in making cups.
Diane Puckett
Dry Ridge Pottery




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users