Ok so long story short it was a bit of a learning curve for me and the wheel. Ceramics was not my friend this semester but I eventually got the hang of it and started to like it.
Then glazing came along.
Who invented this? gah!. Yeahhh soo only had a couple things turn out how I like after being glazed but here is a dump of my progress..
|Here is a view of my top shelf that kind of shows most things proportional to others.|
|Yellow and Blue Mug|
|A shot of some of my best mugs|
|My three favorite mugs. These were done with red copper barnacle glaze. The green on the inside was the original color before they were fired in the salt kiln. I think these were successful both in shape and color.|
|A look inside the mugs|
|Two of my brown/gold plum mugs|
|Brown/ gold plum mug. I kind of like this one.|
|Close up of brown/gold plum mug with some orange on the inside.|
|Green mug family. I dont know if I like the shade or not. Kind of matte but bright. I do like that the mugs get smaller. The smallest one is shot glass size the biggest one is like a normal mug size.|
|BRIGHT orange mug/cup. Not really my favorite.|
|None of my bowls really looked that great. Here is an example. They are just kinda ok. Mostly matte colors. The bisque head thing underneath is not mine.|
|Red matte cylinder.|
|Copper Red Barnacle again. This time on a cylinder. I like it.|
|Also copper Red Barnacle. This cylinder has some chips on the bottom from where the glaze ran.|
|This I think may have been crystal magic glaze? I am not 100% sure which glaze I used with black slip. The spots were intentional but I intended them to be darker. I dont hate these but they arent as cool as I planned.|
|Another one. Same glazes. This one was gas kiln not salt kiln.|
|This was done in Raku(sp) glaze. I like the color and the pearly-ness of the top but it blistered.|
I am going to have to see if I can redo this. This was the first coil built piece I did.
|Blistering. Sad day.|
|Another shot of the yellow and blue mug. I really liked the shape of this mug. Glaze is just ok.|
|Another Raku(sp) fail. This was a slab built mini house that got some charring. Kind of depressing but kind of fitting.|
I am not sure if I want to re-glaze this piece or leave it as is.
|Mini cylinder. I like the blue but it melted/flowed unevenly.|
|Another one of the spotty pieces. This one a bowl.. Not to thrilled about the glaze on this one.|
|I liked this cup a lot but the glaze on this piece ran. I dipped it in a matte blue and then a clear glaze and this was the result.|
|The insides ran too. looks kinda funky.|
|Another piece I liked until the glaze ran.|
|My husband says this one looks like a minion from despicable me.|
|Worst color glaze by far. I reglazed it red and apparently it all ran off.|
|panama blue and yellow bowl.|
|Bowl version of the worst glaze. Again I reglazed this red but it didnt work.|
|from the side|
|A view of my top shelf of ceramics|
|Last but not least here is my cow head before going in the kiln. Sprayed on white slip followed by the brown/gold plum color brushed on for spots. Going in the gas kiln. Waiting to see results.|