Friday, February 09, 2007

Here is a stoneware platter, 12" diameter, which is finally presentable after multiple firings: First-bisque, of course, then a glaze firing (no leaves) after which it was fine except for an obvious small flaw, a tiny hole where something organic must have burned out of the clay, but your eye went right to it. I refired it with more glaze over the interior but the flaw was still apparent. So in my latest firing which was a mixture of stoneware bisque and glazed earthenware, I added some leaves using lowfire glaze with copper carb. and RIO brushwork. Also made some repetitive marks on the border to add interest. I think there is a "before" picture in a post from Dec. 06.

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