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--#COLANDER, #stoneware, 5” h x 8” dia, #reduction fired to #cone9 with #spodumene glaze, 2018. Glaze on this piece was thick and ran onto the foot but didn’t block any of the drain holes. Fortunately, it also didn’t stick to the kiln shelf, so I could grind and polish the drips and have an interesting piece. #potter#pottery#functionalpottery#ceramics #Pittsburghpotter

Blue and red ceramic pendants (the black will transform during the firing process). .
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#cone9 #ceramicjewelery #coral #blue and #red #patterns #nature #ocean #beachcomber #pendants #florals #australianartist #contemporaryart

This compares the same #colouredporcelain tests I made a few years back with the current #southerniceporcelain formula.  For me, any changes to the recipe from that of 10yrs ago aren't significant enough to spot. So, to say that I'm happy would be seriously underselling it! 🤓

--#WateringCan, #stoneware, 5.5” h, #reduction gas fired to #cone9 with #spodumene and high #feldspar glazes, 2018. This piece was patterned after a watering can I made in 1981 (see post from Aug 19, 2017). With restarting my pottery hobby after more than 30 years, I’ve been making mostly round shapes while experimenting with glazes, glazing, and firing. I now feel comfortable making more complex shapes again. It’s always so sad to ruin a good piece with bad glazing, especially one that took a lot of time to make. I’m satisfied with this current result. #potter #pottery#functionalpottery#ceramics, #Pittsburghpotter

--#VASE/#PLANTER, #porcelain, 5” h x 4.5” dia, #reduction fired to #cone9 with #Malcolm #CarbonTrapShino glaze, 2018. I really like carbon trap shinos that include a mottling of dark gray over light gray with flashings of orange. This pot is a good start. In addition to all the normal glazing variables (glaze chemistry, clay type, glaze thickness, oxidation/reduction during firing, and firing temperature), carbon trap shinos will change appearance depending on the drying time because of their high soluble soda content. Longer slower drying brings more soda to the surface, potentially capturing more carbon during firing and yielding areas of darker glaze. #potter #pottery #functionalpottery #ceramics, #Pittsburghpotter

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