Monday, March 22, 2010

Carving and glazes

Carved another jug today! I like this one pretty well, it was a little bit taller than I like, but I think the design fits the shape.  It was a pain in the butt carving the area under the handle.  B-mix is so smooth, but it is annoyingly softe even when its leather hard. It's far too easy to smear stuff or dent it.

Also I finally took some pictures of the test cups I tried out Ryans glazes on.  Most of them are not great, but I will figure something out.  The one on the left is just bare clay, I like it when it is more brown, but when it gets a lot of salt it turns blue, which I am not so sure about.  The on on the right has Ryans signature glaze, which I actually like, especially when it turns black.  It makes a nice contrast for the raised carvings, but I'm not sure it would work on the carvings I'm doing now.

None of these were that great, though the blue one was alright.

1 comment:

  1. Are all of these pics in this post salt-fired pieces?