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    Hoola Hoop Girl

    Sculpture made from porcelain paperclay (self made paperclay)
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    From the album: Hoola Hoop Girl

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    From the album: Hoola Hoop Girl

  4. From the album: Hoola Hoop Girl

    Made in two parts because too big for my kiln, made with under glazes , fired separately several times to bisque and cone 3-5, then paperclayed together and fired to cone 3-5 with commercial clear Matt glaze
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    First firings

    Cone 6 stoneware fired w cone 6 commercial glazes to cone 7 (oops!)
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    Inside

    From the album: First firings

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    Tester Bowl

    From the album: First firings

    Tester bowl for the myriad of commercial glazes I bought. Fired at least one cone higher than glazes rated
  8. Hi Alice : are you firing to cone 05 (1915 degrees f) or cone 5 (2185 degrees f)? Potters choice are cone 5/6 glazes...
  9. bravo! What a well excited idea! With your permission I will attempt, hopefully with half the style that you have shown, and I will be well pleased!
  10. We have a couple of tile murals here in saint Augustine themed around st Augsburg history. The kids did an excellent job. Want me to take pics?i would have thought Spanish conquering of the new world boring , but the tiles are great.

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      My ancestors made beautiful terracotta works until the Spaniards came along and kinda wiped most of them out. They really adapted their own aesthetic to get around the religious and political censorship, though. Lots of hidden messages and stuff. :3

    2. Denice

      Denice

      I would love to see pictures of them. I make tile murals and always interested in other styles.

    3. Marko

      Marko

      I would love to see them.

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    Currie Tiles

    Very nice! The test tile looks like art!
  12. Underglazes are the color. They are similar to oxides, except oxides are reactive to the chemistry around them, either in the clay or the glaze or both. Underglazes are made non reactive. They are also usually the color they will be albeit not the same intensity. They can be left unglazed, but I think they are just decorative at that point. They probably would be in danger of abrasion or wear. A glaze is almost a glass that is melted on to the ceramic in either it's green ware state or its bisque state.glass has to be compatible in what shrinkage and expansion each glass has .if too far apart , they come apart. Clay and glaze have those same issues, plus other issues to do with the clay body. So glazes don't always work even if They are fired to the same cone . Some clays have fluxes, or chemicals that become fluxes in them and they become self glazing. Wood fired kilns can glaze the vessels in the kiln through a deposit of wood ash on the vessels. Adding salt to kiln (not electric unless made for it, ruins the elements) glazes it too. Since clays and glazes have a lot of the same things in them, clays can almost become glazes if chemicals are introduced . The purpose of bisqueing is so that the ceramic is still able to accept the colorant and the glaze but not be as fragile as greenware. Once the vessel has been fired to the point of maturity ( so it is completely fused on a molecular level) It is all but impossible to put glaze on (. I don't know about oxides or underglaze- perhaps they might take if there was tooth). Glaze would slide off I think. Dealing with clay is chemistry or alchemy or both. I think I might learn a few chants to get thing more on my side. Nah it would probably backfire! Jolie
  13. WOW! Absolutely Beautiful.
  14. Absolutely beautiful! Bravo!
  15. Wow ! What fun ! Please write about the process, I am impressed.
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