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  1. I'm a beginner potter and I've tried wood firing pottery outdoors because an electric kiln is not very accessible for me. My small kiln is about a bit bigger than 2'x2'x2' and made from regular red bricks with a regular grill grate halfway to place pottery. As you can probably tell, it has terrible insulation and I can never get it to a high enough temp to fire glazed pottery. I can bisque fire and it works but It never gets hot enough to melt glaze, even the low fire glazes I use. I really don't want to ditch this project because I've already put so much time and material into it
  2. From the album: saggar, horse hair, feathers, foil saggars, Obvara

    these were developed from an idea of using small tiles in a sagger with a pot. The byproduct was intriguing and this is the result for more finished pieces.
  3. Recent saggar firing with soluble salts. Fired in saggars in a raku kiln. Marcia
  4. I fired a sculpture using 2 coats of low fire O with one coat of A on top. The results where muddy. I would like to refire it. It turned out brown when it should have had more turquoise. What would happen if I put a thick coat of O 66 on top?
  5. From the album: MOAR STUFFS

    Pretty self-explanatory.

    © Sarah Alderete

  6. Hi all. I know what my problem is. I sprayed a low fire slip onto a raku clay. Bisqued. And then applied my glazes. After a second firing, it has lifted off in some small sections. Can't up load a video so here's a screenshot. What I need is help on decided how to save it. I thought some of you might know. I was thinking of injecting with a syringe superglue. But what I really want is some product, like a glass varnish that will hold it on and not be too tacky and durable.... I'm afraid if I fire it again, the whole thing will shimmer off....or whatever the tech term
  7. From the album: saggar, horse hair, feathers, foil saggars, Obvara

    these were developed from an idea of using small tiles in a sagger with a pot. The byproduct was intriguing and this is the result for more finished pieces.
  8. From the album: saggar, horse hair, feathers, foil saggars, Obvara

    these were developed from an idea of using small tiles in a sagger with a pot. The byproduct was intriguing and this is the result for more finished pieces.
  9. From the album: 2017 Stuff

    The final result of my first animal head sculpture. I'm quite pleased with how this turned out--as you can imagine, I was sweating when this piece was in the kiln!! My fella, its intended and current owner, was extremely happy when he got it for Christmas. <3 Sculpted from Clay Art Center (of Tacoma)'s Xtra White lowfire earthenware, painted with Amaco, Mayco, Duncan, and Clay Art Center underglaze, fired to ^03.

    © Me and my fella

  10. From the album: Fullacreations Pottery

    Stamped slab bowl with stain under a commercial clear glaze. Formed on a hump mold.

    © craig fulladosa

  11. From the album: Late 2015

    Fuzzy goat...I bet he's gonna eat those pansies. Measures 9.5" across, made of whiteware, greenware underglazed, fired to ^03.
  12. From the album: Late 2015

    A wood duck mug made as a gift for a lady's husband for Xmas. I cannot believe how wonderfully bright these colors turned out! The terracotta didn't alter the underglaze at all. Soooo happy with this chubby lil' guy! Seward terracotta, Clay Art Center underglaze, Mayco underglaze, Mason Stain Fired to ^03.

    © Cavy Fire Studios

  13. From the album: Late 2015

    A bowl with "ears" a lady commissioned for her sister as a Xmas gift. I love this piece. Owls are such a special subject to make! Those eyes are gorgeous enough to drown in. SPS LF06 lowfire buff, Clay Art Center underglaze, Mayco underglaze, Mason Stain Fired to ^03.

    © Cavy Fire Studios

  14. From the album: Late 2015

    And this is why I love terracotta. Look at that delicious red. Measures 8" across, terracotta with greenware-applied underglaze, fired to ^03.
  15. From the album: Early 2015

    Meet Rocky, the little box of dynamite. Sadly, this beautiful bowl did not survive the postman. Grrr... Measured 11" across, fired to ^03.
  16. From the album: Early 2015

    Amaterasu Omikamisama. Redart with white slip and underglaze, ^03.

    © Sarah Alderete/Capcom

  17. From the album: Early 2015

    Here he is, Mr. Inlé himself. I could not, for the LIFE of me, get a good photo of him. No picture I took does this piece any justice... he's one of my favorites. Terracotta with white slip, ^03. Holds 15oz.

    © Sarah Alderete/Richard Adams

  18. From the album: Early 2015

    My fella fancies himself a corgi fox. Micaceous redart with white slip and underglaze, fired to ^03. Holds 21oz.

    © Sarah Alderete/David Martinez

  19. From the album: Early 2015

    Little Duncan here is a tripod bun. Isn't he precious? 10" wide-rimmed bowl, fired to ^03.

    © Sarah Alderete

  20. From the album: Early 2015

    This is Chewbacca, another bun who loves his blankies. He sadly passed away in late 2014, at the age of eleven. The piece is a wide-rimmed 10" bowl, fired to ^03.

    © Sarah Alderete

  21. From the album: The Guinea Potter's Stuff

    This is a whiteware bowl covered in black slip with a white underglaze illustration. Bisqued ^04, fired ^03. I donated it to River's Wish Animal Sanctuary for their Art for the Animals event. :3

    © Sarah Alderete

  22. From the album: The Guinea Potter's Stuff

    Underglazed whiteware bisqued at ^04, fired at ^03.

    © Sarah Alderete

  23. From the album: MOAR STUFFS

    I actually made this a flower pot on purpose, haha...not a trimming accident! I think it's perty...kinda... *hides*

    © Sarah Alderete

  24. From the album: MOAR STUFFS

    This bowl was a process, to say the least. I threw it with whiteware clay, messed with the rim, and covered it completely with black slip. Then, I carved the dragon. I bisqued it, and since carving all those scales took away all of my sanity, I underglazed color onto the bisque, and re-bisqued it. Covered in shiny clear and fired to ^04. Dang thing had little crawl spots, grrr...re-fired to ^03 after adding a bit more glaze to the bald spots. Voíla! Sold it a few years ago for a stupidly low $150... *facepalm* I'dve charged four times that if I was thinking straight. Live and learn!

    © Sarah Alderete

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