Wednesday, March 7

Just look at that glaze!

I thought my newest love affair with the high-fire Porcelain had about run it's course... though I do really like the almost transparent look where it's thin, and the over-all delicate look to the pieces compared to earthenware (or low-fired Porcelain), I was frustrated with the color palette of the high-fire glaze.  As in, not much richness of color, and not many choices.  I had started using some underglaze color to liven things up in the previous set of items, but that has problems too, because at the higher temperature, much of the color evaporates or runs... The porcelain has not gone over well with buyers either, so except for a little more experimenting, I was going to stop working in porcelain for a while, this was the last set before taking a break....

When I first glanced at my most recent set of porcelain pieces I was a little disappointed.  I was also on my way out the door, so didn't really get a good look at the things.  So imagine my delight when I took a closer look later in the day!  These two pieces have a low-fire glaze on them, (just to see what would happen), and look what happened!  It looks like Agate stone!  The pictures are not showing just how cool these pieces look, I'll get out the camera stuff and take some proper pictures later.  Hopefully the almost transparent spots will show up in a photo, the glaze colors go from pale Blue to pale Green to Pink, then White, then almost gone completely where you feel like you're seeing right through the piece!

Maybe I will be doing a little more experimenting with the Porcelain before moving back to the more popular earthenware...


Patrizia said...

questa รจ ARTE!!!!!

hannajaleijona said...

Well yes, these look lovely, the glaze makes them look old in a sort of magical way. They look like heirloom that time cannot alter. I do like the porcelain things you make very very much.

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Ascension said...

Enhorabuena por tus fantasticos trabajos.
besitos ascension