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07-29-2006, 08:26 AM
Hi all -
I am new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself. I do wheel thrown, altered and hand-built pieces, cone 04/06 earthenware at the moment. I am posting a snapshot of some of my recent work.
looking foward to being a part of your forum!
07-29-2006, 10:34 AM
Hi Sarah, & welcome to the clay forum! i am so pleased to see another potter among us. :D
07-29-2006, 12:15 PM
I like the color of that brownish vase on the lower shelf(the one next to the 2 blue vessels).
Hey, can I ask some questions since you are using low cone glazes. Are you using commercial glazes? If so what kind? Ya see I am starting to teach and next semester we will have time to cover a bit about glazing(this semester I couldn't as it is such a short semester and my classes elderly kiln was untested). I was thinking of going with a clear and a white commercial glaze and just using oxides or stains to color it with to keep it simple this next semester. I've not used commercial glazes much instead I've always mixed my own but the school does not have the equipment needed to mix glazes nor the room to store it right now.
Also what brand of white earthenware do you use? I've used miller's #10 but I would like something with a bit more tooth to it .
07-29-2006, 06:35 PM
Gorgeous pottery Sarah!
Electric kiln, right?
07-29-2006, 10:31 PM
Hi Sarah, beautiful strong colours and form. I find working with clay is very addicting. It's a great place to share new ideas and information.
07-30-2006, 06:33 AM
Thanks for such nice comments!
Yes, I am using an electric kiln - hope to build a gas kiln in a couple of years, but I am renting my house...so probably not a good idea now!
BF - I am using commercial glazes - mostly gare, laguna and mayco, pretty much because those are the brands I can find around here. Most of the pots in the photo have gare glazes. (The brown pot is gare mahogany) The problem with gare is they only come in the small jars - not pint or gallon sizes, so the cost is pretty high.
I like your idea of using clear and white and adding your own oxides.
The clay I am using is Dakota Potter's Supply white earthenware. I don't know how widely available it is, I am getting it in Sioux Falls, SD. It doesn't have a lot of tooth, but it throws nicely.
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