Tag: Artists

What I’ve been up to…

Ice crackle using some of the last of my old stoneware recipe leftover from my move from the Armory.
Ice crackle using some of the last of my old stoneware recipe leftover from my move from the Armory. Not amazing, but not nearly as much trouble getting these glazes to work. The lack of iron in the clay body is what’s keeping the rim from being what I like the most.
More materials.
Local materials. Sandstone, metamorphosed sandstone, quartzite (possible limestone schist), black dolomite, marble, limestone
Materials prospected extremely close to the studio
Materials prospected extremely close to the studio, more prospected glaze material tests. Soda rich mud stone on the back right – it’s gonna make a wicked carbon trap shino.
The  new workspace.
The new workspace. Complete with Insight glaze chem software, which I know understand.,
The clay body tests in Bisque, c6, c10, c10redux, soda, redux cool
The clay body tests in Bisque, c6, c10, c10redux, soda, redux cool. Lots of work, this. What’s not pictured is the hour and hour and hours of firing brand new kilns.
Locally prospected tests.
Locally prospected tests. For those folks still in West Palm, Aplite is the railroad track gravel east of the studio. AWESOME black glaze all by itself.
The are 8 clay bodies with .5 increase and decrease variations of CoTE. Basically cover a range of 4-7, the magic number is still 5.7.
The are 8 clay bodies with .5 increase and decrease variations of CoTE. Basically cover a range of 4-7, the magic number is still 5.7.
12 new clay bodies I'm testing with ice crackle glazes. 3 different firings. The top 7 tiles are new variations of my standard ice crackle with frit and bone ash additions and subtractions.
12 new clay bodies I’m testing with ice crackle glazes. 3 different firings. The top 7 tiles are new variations of my standard ice crackle with frit and bone ash additions and subtractions.
Studio table.
Studio table.
Three cups, same clay, same glaze, completely different firing and cooling regimes.
Three cups, same clay, same glaze, completely different firing and cooling regimes.

Jingdezhen Thrower – Large Vase

Taken in 2007 during my studies in Jingdezhen, China. This thrower uses the traditional gaolin china clay. I drew a picture of a large round vase with a small neck and then he proceeded to make exactly what I drew while also making the clay do some truly remarkable things!