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Celia UK

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  1. From the album: 2016

    Small bowl with pinched floral additions. Stains added to transparent glaze painted on flowers. Whole piece dipped in transparent glaze. Fired to 1100oC in electric kiln.
  2. From the album: 2016

    Thrown bowls, cut at right angles to the rim. Thin slabs textured with bark, stamps, shells etc. - pieces attached to back part with front cut edge eased forwards to emphasise the contrast between the organic and engineered. Oxide washes applied at dry greenware stage, fixed in the bisqued firing. 3 back pieces were dipped in transparent glaze, front one dipped in tin white (to cover a repair that fired a different colour!). Fired to 1100oC in electric kiln.
  3. From the album: 2016

    3 creamers with cobalt tissue transfers applied through a home made stencil with transparent glaze over. Wedding favours - 2 test pieces (120 in total) glazed with Mayco Stroke and Coat. Individual name tags to be attached using teal ribbon. These are for my niece (a labour of love) - would never be cost effective as a commercial item, unless someone had money to throw away! Fired to 1100oC in electric kiln.
  4. Glaze firing on - mostly transparent over oxides and tissue transfers with my v reliable glossy glaze. On the shelf is a batch of stoneware pieces from a throwing workshop I attended - after 2 failed stoneware glaze firings I'm very reluctant to get on with these. Have tweaked the glaze and will do just one test piece before sacrificingthe rest to the kiln gods

    1. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      Will post pics in the morning when I unload.

      That's a very good question Roberta - it crawled horribly on various pieces. I THINK I'd thinned it too much with water, when someone suggested it should be thin (after a precious disaster!). Now, I've drawn off the excess water and will be programming a slow cool. Problem is getting enough stoneware together to fill the kiln and having the right pieces for a different glaze to accompany my test piece.

    2. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      That was - 'previous' disaster - though the work was of course 'precious' !!!!

    3. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      Pictures in my gallery. Quite pleased - some glaze a bit thin and oxides on the pale side. I was trying not to overload either! Cobalt transfers on the creamers have run a little at this temp, so will fire lower next time. Full speed ahead for the rest of the wedding favours, now I know the glaze will work.

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  5. Glaze firing on - mostly transparent over oxides and tissue transfers with my v reliable glossy glaze. On the shelf is a batch of stoneware pieces from a throwing workshop I attended - after 2 failed stoneware glaze firings I'm very reluctant to get on with these. Have tweaked the glaze and will do just one test piece before sacrificing the rest to the kiln gods

    1. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      Current firing is white earthenware - didn't make that clear! I too am no lover of glazing - after various disasters!

  6. Visiting Kingsbridge Devon this weekend any UK potters nearby up for a visit?

    1. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Only if you're going via Newcastle!

       

    2. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      HaHa! Joel - with a 5 hr drive in the opposite direction - I think not! You still working from home? Got a shed in the garden?

  7. Celia UK

    Creamers

    Thanks Min - will post again once glazed and fired. Think I need to be a bit careful with this one, as my original image was based on an Orla Kiely print!
  8. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    Love doing this Adam Field style carving - very therapeutic! Have designed similar patterns of my own for future pieces.
  9. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    First prototype! 130 requested for my niece's wedding in August. White earthenware cut from thin (1/8") slab, textured with lace, hole cut them shaped by drying in a cardboard apple tray. Grey stroke'n'coat. Final versions have heart-shaped hole fir the name tags. 130 made and bisqued. Waiting for the names to start on tags and need to get on with glazing!
  10. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    Semi porcelain bowl altered edge. Carved when leather hard, airbrush-sprayed with dilute wash of copper and cobalt oxides before bisque.btransoarent glaze over.
  11. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    White earthenware bowl. Carved when leather hard. Grey underglaze painted into lines and scraped back to neaten. Transparent glaze.
  12. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    Inspired by visit to Jen McCurdy's studio 3 years ago. Very modest attempts at modifying a bowl in her style! Lots of time and effort into these 5" bowls.
  13. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    White earthenware bowl with carved edge and incised holes. Copper oxide wash dotted on before bisque. Transparent glaze over.
  14. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    Semi porcelain. Pinched edge and added pieces then washed with copper and cobalt before bisque. Transparent glaze over. Inspired by fungi and lichen growing off the side of trees.
  15. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    Made for a friend to go with the fabric of a chair. White earthenware. Used paper triangles as resist then various underglazes before the bisque firing. Transparent glaze.
  16. Celia UK

    Creamers

    From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    White earthenware. Underglaze and Japanese tissue transfers used over negative cut stencil. Waiting to be glazed.
  17. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    Small white earthenware creamer decorated with Japanese tissue transfer over a negative transfer test I cut on my silhouette cutter. Not glazed yet. Blue and white with a modern twist.
  18. Thanks Mark - the U.S. Wiki link was also an interesting read. So this would be the usual arrangement with galleries, for example, whereby they take a %age of the sale price? And wholesale - you sell your wares to the outlet and they sell them on? This isn't relevant to my own situation, but interesting nonetheless. What would you say are the pros and cons of these two strategies?
  19. Sorry to show my ignorance here - or perhaps it's a language issue, but what do you mean by 'consignment' in the context of pottery sales Mark?
  20. Hi Marco - I'm into stencils too! Splashed out on one of those stencil cutters a while back - can make any photo/image into a positive or negative stencil. I'm still getting to grips with the program but it has great potential.
  21. Celia UK

    Teapot

    It's actually more plum (burgundy) than the red as it appears here - like the deep red on a reduced copper red on porcelain. Community college glaze, never used it before myself. Some thin areas around the top, but I glazed it v quickly, and needed it generally thin enough to ensure the carving showed through.
  22. Yes Babs - know about the barium (now!). These are small commemorative pieces and the recipients have all been told they're not for food use. Yes indeed physical Ed college. My friend commissioned them for a small group reunion. They were there 1973-1976.
  23. So Marcia - trying to work backwards here on your resist technique, can you confirm or otherwise - Glazed (yellow), black slip banded, shellac used to paint frames and cats, wiped back to reveal - ah, now there's a problem, How do you wipe back and reveal the yellow, without washing off the yellow? I'm not good at thinking backwards,mnegative space etc. so am intrigued as to the order of things here.
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