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#1 Spart248



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

I recently stumbled upon this British artist whom I now really like, Lisa Hammond. She has this one small teacup in specific that I have near fallen in love with. Though, I don't quite know what she did with the surface of it, the glaze. I want to say it's a Shino, but it looks too thick to be a Shino to me. It almost looks more like an actual slip simply because of how thick it looks to be. She fires in a soda kiln. If it is a Shino, does anyone have a good recipe for a Cone 10 crawling Shino like this? My Shinos are pretty stagnant and the closest they get to crawling is a little bit of spotting. One that can get very white would be nice for Cone 10 gas reduction. Here is a picture for reference.





#2 JBaymore



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:21 PM

Not a great picture of it.  Hard to see well.


Most "American Shinos" are not at all like their Japanese forbearers.  This glaze is closer to the actual Japanese qualities.


For cone 10 do a triaxial blend with Nepheline Syenite, a kaolin, and flint.  The best stuff will be in the Neph Sy dominant axis, with a tiny bit of kaolin and a tiny bit of flint.  Try different kaolins, and try 200 mesh or larger flint if you can get it.


Might even be a Nuka (rice husk ash) glaze......hard to tell from that photo. 







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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:56 PM

There is a great video of Lisa Hammond working, produced by Goldmark. She used to be a prof. of ceramics but that program was shut down.

I don't have the link sorry, but I saw it through this blog. She makes great pots, fires in a soda kiln.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:10 PM

Link to her website and video . . . she uses slip and various shinos, including a white shino.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:02 PM

Beautiful, inspirational person and HARD work!

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:40 PM

:o( link isn't working. I get audio but no vid.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 01:17 AM

:o( link isn't working. I get audio but no vid.

click on the compatibility thingie on the address bar, or google her directly

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

Her stuff is fabulous: that is one of her "shinos" soda fired in reduction.

If you take a common US shino like "Gustin" and put it on super thick, it (usually) comes out white and crawling.

If it is thin it sometime is just like a gloss finish, but the thicker you go the whiter it is.

Then when you go real thick, like 3 slow dips, it will crawl super-duper !

She is using a dark clay which makes it a little tougher to get that clean white look but it happens

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