Kind of sorta back

Have not been active posting for bit now. This year last was rough my mind was occupied and very confronted. My Grandmother, my godmother and my father passed. Then when I thought I was pretty much invulnerable to more dismay my daughter found ways to keep me off balance, befuddled, baffled and forlorn of comfort. … Continue reading

Turner’s Beauty

Turner’s Beauty G-200 Feldspar 32 Spodumene 21.3 Whiting 2.1 Kaolin 21.3 Dolomite 23.4 Tin Oxide 6.4 This is very similar to yellow salt. Except the colour is peachy orange instead of yellow. This pictures do not capture that. It will be darker depending on the darkness of the clay. You can see the iron pull … Continue reading

Harding’s Oxblood

Harding’s Oxblood (cone 10 Reduction) Minspar 55 Whiting 13.6 Silica 15.5 Frit 3110 15 Zinc Oxide 4 Tin Oxide 1 Copper Carbonate .5 Bentonite 2 Results I like. Needs at least two dips. (thin glaze) (will edit another Picture in here when I get home)

Pier’s Black Test Glaze

Testing the glaze (cone 10 heavy reduction) Custer Feldspar 42.6 Whiting 4.7 Kaolin 23.6 Dolomite 23.6 Borax 5.4 Cobalt Carbonate 6.6 Iron Chromate 6.6 As you can see this glaze really runs but it looks good to me.

Handbuilding with the Flu

At home sick. Some hand building greenware. Well have them bisque and glazed here in a week or two. Box of goodies

Witch’s Croc

Always get a few bisque pieces in where I can play with glazes in an experimenting way. Here I was playing with carbon trapping. I’m very happy with the results.

Kitchen Mayhem

Needed a place for the pottery. No 3 1/2 years ago we decided to upgrade our 1950’s Kitchen. The pottery we have in it is just a bonus. Going to expand my blog here soon to more food porn and other kitchen mayhem. Starting with the foundation of my kitchen. And for the Pottery: ( … Continue reading

Guerrero’s Orange Cream Shino

Guerrero’s Orange Cream Shino Guerrero’s is a potter who posted this recipe. http://www.flickr.com/photos/guerreroceramics/ He has some wonderful work and I’m trying to reproduce some of his wonderful results. He just needs to be more creative with the names of his brews, so I took the liberty and made this name for it. At least a … Continue reading

Results of the New Mix of Guerrero’s Red Shino

Starting a new batch of Shino. Guerrero’s Red Shino Soda 9.88 G200 44.45 Spodumene 37 Bentonite 2.5 EPK 15 OM$ 12 I will say here everything was perfect or as good as it gets. Just the right amount of water, perfect mix. Very happy here. Took me about 6 hours to make the batch and … Continue reading

Wine Glass Bases

Simple buy a wine glasses, break their stems and with some epoxy cement the glass bowl on the ceramic base. Holiday gift for some people. Here are some bases. Shino Malcom’s Another shino with some good carbon trapping. Meh Meh Shino with a good crawl ( some people like it, depending on where it is … Continue reading