Post results. interesting to see how you think the glaze should be applied now that you have a lot more experience.
Havent had a chance to go back and collect work but here is a pic from my friend. Should have sieved the glaze but I quite like the spotty blue. Not the best firing as really no reduction on the pots. missing all the nice iron spots. Next time I will make sure I can stay and keep an eye on the reduction. Still I really like them.
After attempting another firing it turned out the previous owner had blocked the flue. Weird, kicking myself that I never thought to look. Needed to think these thoughts before turning it on. Boneheaded mistake. Not thinking properly as it is not my kiln or studio. Shouldn't have gone with the second firing before looking it over. I do learn best from my own mistakes so noted and remembered
Surprised we are not all dead. All very light headed halfway through firing as we forgot to open the doors like last time. Gassed ourselves bad.
Glad to still be here not sure how many heavy metals entered my body although I had to leave half way through at about 800 degoC so probably none.
On the positive side, I pan roasted some coffee over a fire and it tastes great
Great entry Paul just had to go and double check I haven't missed the end date as I am relaxing in the bar with a tequila sunrise on holiday
I am probably going to be away the weekend of 31st July so there will be a few extra days for this challenge until I am back home. We will see, I may have computer access down at my friends.
Most of the shots are from the bottom left of this test tile, some strange surfaces to start with. It's so strange how the green looking 'stuff' turn into those whiteish crystals. It starts 3rd up 2nd from left and zooms in on 3rd up 1st on the left. It then zooms out the one underneath I think because I had to fudge some footage together.
High bridge pottery, thanks for your videos. Enjoyed seeing your work. Cute critters and lovely glazes. Do you make a lot of your own glazes? Love the different greens with contrasted beiges.
Thank you bhunt7 but I am confused on what critters and glazes you are talking about, green and beige critters? I tried out pre-mixed glaze, I tried out most recipes in the books that I liked the look of, none of them ever truly worked. Now I am on some strange journey finding out what my raw materials can actually do. I love making glazes. I see it as this complicated fluid dance between each oxide, different ratios producing different moves.