Saturday, October 2, 2010

Particle Size




Here are a couple of bowls that came out of our kiln today. I had never really appreciated the difference particle size could have. We've been adding copious quantities of raw material to our reticulated glaze. The one bowl with the dark maroon patch is granular rutile while the rest of the bowl in the leather colour is ceramic grade rutile. We had also been using black stain as a colourant and were finding it rather expensive so we used iron chromate that did the job beautifully and it is cheap! Grass Hopper got me on this colour path but it has taken a crooked and strange path. We are like a couple of kids with a handful of Crayolas and some crazzzzzy ideas. We just filled the shop with functional ware we will need for the next month so now we get get crazier.

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