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  2. Apr 17th, 2011    
  3. Thrown & altered lidded turtle greenware! 266 standard dark brown.

    Thrown & altered lidded turtle greenware! 266 standard dark brown.

     
  4. Feb 17th, 2011    
  5. recycled clay free throwing :) practicing ‘off the hump’

    recycled clay free throwing :) practicing ‘off the hump’

     
  6. Feb 9th, 2011    
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  13. Thrown closed form, the backside of a tool to designate the lid, an xacto to separate, minimal tooling to finish :) 1 of the pieces going in the anagama.

    Thrown closed form, the backside of a tool to designate the lid, an xacto to separate, minimal tooling to finish :) 1 of the pieces going in the anagama.

     
  14. Feb 4th, 2011    
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    glaze mixing

    Today the first time I’ve dabbled in glaze chemistry! Since the only glazes we have in school are cone 6, and the porcelain I got is cone 10, my professor said my homework was to look up some glaze recipes! Making glazes is surprisingly much more simple than it seems & sounds! Here are the recipes I made today:

    1234 Celadon

    EPK…

    10

    Flint…

    30

    Custer…

    40

    Whiting…

    20

    Yellow Ochre…

    2

    Temple White

    Custer…36 
    Dolomite…19 
    Whiting…3 
    EPK…22 
    Flint…20 
    Bentonite2%

    Making these glazes makes me never want to use a commercial glaze again! It’s a whole other variable that you can control, making for a more unique and personalized finished pot! I won’t be able to fire these at cone 10 until I have enough to fill a kiln but I will definitely be taking a bazillion high qwalihtey photos of those when they are done. Can’t wait to see what sort of green the celadon produces.

    Still making pieces for the anagama firing coming up which has been postponed until March because of the crazy snow! Tomorrow when I go to the studio I’ll be uploading some cellphone pics of my stuff & the studio & such :D I work in the studio as a student aide, which is awesome! *privileges & dough*

     
  16. Feb 3rd, 2011    
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    return to throwing

    Today was the first time I’ve thrown in school since last semester, over a month ago! I’m making things for an Anagama kiln we’re firing in late February! I’ve never had pieces in an Anagama, so I am excited!! So I picked up some Dave’s Porcelain from Dick Blick (on sale :D) & my professor had me add silica sand & soda feldspar. I’ll be posting pics of those pieces & more very soon!! I loved the porcelain so much I went back to Dick Blick to get the last box, 50lbs for only $12.56 DEAL! xD That’s all for now, look forward to pics!

     
  18. Jan 29th, 2011    
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    robocup fin

    robocup fin

     
  20. Dec 11th, 2010     pottery