the big square plate
I used “ame” over the part with the koi fish. It has a good variation in tone over ridges, but it’s just a brown glaze. Nothing exciting. The “leader” recommended that I use it because of the engraving. On the other side is salt water with oribe over it. The green oribe turned a blue over the red clay. I think that had something to do with the salt water. The...
I love the green with the orange from the salt water… but the glaze is too shiny for my taste, what do you think?
I put it on thin and it has some really nice dark spots and green drips. It also split nicely over the salt water. I like it!
Iron Red glaze tea cup
Soba glaze tea cup
Soba glaze over salt water with 2 wax swipes.
Oribe glaze tea cup
Oribe on top of salt water with 2 wax swipes.
Off on vacation for two weeks!
Snowboarding in Hokkaido for my (delayed) honeymoon! I’m excited but I’ll miss working in the studio while I’m gone. I already have so many new ideas that I want to try, it’s overwhelming! I got my little test-tea cups out of the kiln yesterday. It was very fun to be able to go for the big opening this time and see everyone’s work! I should have taken some...
smileysar answered your question: Went into the studio last night i tend to reclaim clay a lot to reduce waste, although it’s not always great to throw with, can get tired easy and collapse.. Oh, thanks! Yeah, I think that’s partly what happened. Also, I asked the lady I go in with and, from what I could gather, the “dry clay” she showed me to use to reclaim my stuff, well...
Pottery techniques and advice →
I want to go back later and look at all of this! There are some different methods of decorating ceramics that look like they will be good for me to know.
Slip as a form of simple decoration
I’m interested in using different colored slips and I wanted to put down a few examples for me to remember. This is a great article on the Japanese artist Hamada Soji, found @ http://www.asianartnewspaper.com/article/hamada-shoji:-the-horio-mikio-collection I love how simple this work is, yet it’s so complicated. I guess he only had about 6 glazes in his studio but used them in...
Japanese Oribe Pottery
(found @ http://www.potters.org/subject10717.htm/) Oribe refers to a style of pottery produced in Japan as early as 1600. It shared some of the same glaze usage as the shino wares, but in vastly different aplications. Oribe ware was fired in some of the first multi-chambered kilns. The shapes of oribe ware vary greatly, but often included clay slabs, drapped over molds, with handles and...
Oribe Style, a few examples
I want to do a few posts about the Oribe style, just to learn about it myself. Here’s a few quick pictures… (found @ http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-galleries/editors-picks-top-five-ceramics-exhibitions-and-events-june-2010/?floater=99) Ken Matsuzaki (found @ http://www.goantiques.com/scripts/images,id,1984466.html) Oribe Pottery Chawan Tea Bowl by...
Went into the studio last night
Had a funky/off sort of night. I tried to make a teapot twice and just couldn’t get it. To be truthful, I was really rushed and was trying to do it quickly. Also, I was working with this clay that I had salvaged from another teapot that dried out too quickly. The week before I had worked it and added some dried clay powder to get it to (what I thought was) the right texture. When...
Louise Pentz - Nova Scotia Artist
Found @ http://www.pentzgallery.ns.ca/index.php?page=lp_biography One Nova Scotia artist that I’m very excited about is Louise Pentz. I love her style. On her website it mentions that she is willing to give demonstrations/tutorials… I’d love to learn her methods when I go back! Each piece is either thrown or hand built and burnished while the clay is still damp....
Found @ http://modernpots.com/svend_bayer.php?min=0&max=1000000&sort_by=Svend Bayer He spent a year travelling through Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia researching wood kilns and visiting potteries where huge storage jars were produced in their thousands. These huge jars and enormous kilns struck a chord with Bayer and his desire to work on a big scale was confirmed. He liked the...