Monday, March 9, 2015

Poop is Brown!

I have had a couple of brown firings of late. In the words of John Neely there is no colour worse than brown except shiny brown. I had shiny brown in spades. With the brown shino I applied some masking tape, heated up the pots and wiped on some very thick white shino and did some brush work. With some pots that I fired in the Hamilton Potters Guild Manibigama I had tried straight laterite. Man were they an ugly brown!!! Poop brown of the worst colour. I took them and reheated them and dipped them in shino. I love the marshmellow surface with chocolate sprinkles. A younger me would have taken the hammer to all this work. I don't seem to be making as many pots as I used to so I tried to make diamonds out of poop. I'm pretty happy with the results. This poop doesn't smell so bad

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5 comments:

GRASS said...

When I was a young potter, this sort of effect was known as "SHIT'NSUGAR".GRASS

GRASS said...

DIDYAREVERTRYMIXINGEQUALPARTSOFIRONANDTININSTEADOFJUSTIRON - MUCHRICHERANDCHESTNUTORPERSIMMONCOLOR

Anne D said...

love the smell of shino in the morning...lol...

MOGRASS said...

PS. DO YOU KNOW THE SHINO TEA-WARES OF TOYOZO ARAKAWA or ARAKAWA toyozo?

Vicki Hamilton said...

My Grandma used to say "You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear." I keep tryin' though.