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Joseph Fireborn

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  1. Good Ole Bisque Firing. A large shallow bowl/platter, a few cups and another bowl. Pretty much an empty kiln tbh. I haven't had time to make a lot until today. 20+ mugs drying in my greenhouse. I will handle them tomorrow evening. 

    All of it in crackle slip. I think I might have found a better way to do it. 2 of the pieces have this new method and I think the texture looks at lot better.

    1. LeeU


      Hope you share more later about this new method and pics of the texture. Actually, I did not know what "crackle slip" is, but I found this snippet online, which includes a recipe...is yours real different? Just curious.  http://www.potters.org/subject15984.htm

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn


      I posted a picture yesterday of my slip on a greenware pot. It doesn't have the crackles yet because it doesn't crack until I have fired it. Here is a picture: 


      The slip decoration alone adds a lot of texture to the pot, all the tiny holes from my brushing technique, then on top of that it will form cracks and large "mud" cracks which resemble dried earth. If you look in my gallery you can see some recent work that shows that under stoneware pots.

      I don't use a recipe. I use a clay with a high shrinkage rate with some chemicals added to it. A lot of trial and error.

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      Joseph Fireborn

      I also just posted a picture on instagram of a platter/bowl that has been bisqued and shows the micro cracks starting.

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