Getting pretty happy with how my throwing is getting faster and in the shape I want. These will be tankards! on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByBCReiAHvq/
This is quite a number of mugs I’ve made. I’m getting everything ready for next week’s Holy Hill Art Farm Craft Fair! It’s June 1st & 2nd 9am- 4pm out in Hubertus. Come and check it out!
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Dessert plates that turned out oh so nicely. Now I just need some cake. 🍰
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“Spring Returns” On those changing spring days, plant life is turning green and alive. The snow melts around the pebbles and warms the plants. But I much prefer when the snow is all gone, don’t you?
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“Dragonfly and Moss” watercolor painting. Enjoying the little things in life that are often overlooked yet have a thriving vibrancy.
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Pie plate with some random designs. I’m trying to use the “extra” glaze from tests. Adding some painterly motifs and drawings are something I’d like to experiment with a bit more.
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Happy mugshot Monday! These cups were quite the problem to make in winter. The handles kept falling off because the air was so dry and I hadn’t had my magic damp boxes to dry them slowly. But now they are so pretty! on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BumIiNBgDhL/
The glaze color trial sessions have begun. Only four more base recipes to go and then a few special mixes that I’ve been waiting impatiently to try. So about 100 more tests. I’m going to need more test tiles…
Opening the kiln today and I still have all this work to fire! I’m so ready to make some new colorful pieces.
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Some pie plates or large platters that I hope will make it through to the bisque firing. The humidity in the studio is different than in summer so I’ve had some issues with pieces drying too much or not enough and handles falling off. I’ve made some damp boxes but none big enough for these platters. They are probably 14″ across now and will shrink quite a bit upon firing.
Latest firing from before Christmas. Some nice cups and experiments with colored washes. I think I fired the kiln too slow though, because my plates are completely flat now. Upsetting. Everything else turned out better. This blue glaze is still imperfect but so is my work. Got my Frost clay test tiles through, and whoops, made them too thin and they melted into each other. Some good results on both clay types from the test tiles. I’m close to a nice high calcium glaze that I can turn pink/red and it has such a nice feel. It’s so soft, you’ll just want to keeping feeling it. Soon I’ll be able to do color tests for this. I’m ready for some greens and pinks.
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Nice dish set coming out of the bisque firing today. I am hoping to get another glaze firing ready for Friday. I’ll have plenty to get in the kiln but I’m in an experiment with some color washes so glazing might take a while longer. I’m finally getting my Laguna Frost clay tested with some glazes, so I’ll get to see if those work better on that clay type. I kinda hope they don’t, because this clay is more expensive but the numbers (thermal expansion rates) imply it’ll work good. Or I could try being less obsessed with finding a glaze that doesn’t craze. 🤷 Probably not going to happen but I’m also anxious to get some new color going. #ceramic #pottery #rlnicholas #blog #artstudio #cedarburgartistsguild #arthouse #artprocess
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