Posts filed under ‘Glazes’

Spraying

Here I am spraying glaze on one of my most recent oval casseroles. I installed a spray booth in the studio last winter and the booth has been an integral part of my glazing process since. I used to spray outside – which got kinda cold in January! Spraying allows me to get a nice even coat on larger pieces and also allows an “airbrushed” look by subtly overlapping glazes.

I fired the kiln yesterday and plan on unloading 120 new porcelain pieces on Weds. Plan on seeing pictures of the new work here and on my website PlumBottomPottery.com. Til then.

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January 26, 2010 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

A Few of the 350 Test Tiles

The Joy of Test Tiles!

The Joy of Test Tiles!

It feels good to be back at Plum Bottom after being at Penland School of Craft. I spent over a week mixing and testing different glaze combinations. I really wanted to get a feel for the individual raw materials that go into glazes. After a few days of lecture by Jeff Zamek I developed an idea to mix 350 different glaze combinations to gain knowledge into this arena. Nancy O’Neill a fellow potter out of Washington D.C. thought “The Project” sounded worthy of her glaze mixing skills and lent her insight and expertise in this enormous undertaking. Truth be told, it was a bigger project than first anticipated, so much so that I am still waiting for half of the results to be shipped to me. A misfiring of one of the kilns while at Penland forced me to leave without all the finished tiles. What I feel this study gave me was a better understanding of the materials that make up the majority of glazes. This knowledge will lead to the development of my own palette of glazes that I hope to begin experimenting with this winter. Some of the fruits of this labor will hopefully start to be seen next spring on the newest line of porcelain work. So with that I’m back to work in the studio.

September 8, 2009 at 11:18 am Leave a comment


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