The end of a project!

Blog, Creativity

Remember these ceramic bowls: LINK , when I have had my teacher’s practise I have been allowed to fire them and put glaze on them! so results below…

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I knew from a few years back that the clay would turn to an orange colour but I did not expect it to become so bright orange, I really liked how they turned out at this stage, but I really wanted to glaze the inside and keep the outside natural, I have done that sort fo thing with this clay before and it turned out awesome…what could go wrong I mean….yeaaah…WHAT could go wrong……???

I could not glaze a refire everyhitng at once since the student’s stuff had to go first, so in the first glaze-oven this came out…

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During my process I had contact with a friend of mine who had had his own ceramic company, it was so much fun to discuss what had happened at the different stages!

These bowls above are two which I put stamps on the outside in the making of them and I put oxide on the outside before the glaze-firing and also as you can see glaze inside. What’s more is that the clay probably should have been fired at a lower temperature, because it deformed itself during the second firing, and cracks were created but I did also put sand into the clay beofre making them so tthats propably why you see the weird crater cracks on the outside of the bowls. One more thing, you might notice how the outside has a marbled outside, well, I’ll get to that, but first some more pictures from the second glaze-oven!

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I really wanted to make it a four piece set, but it turned out to be three rather than four, since as before a crack just popped up and deformed the whole piece, and became its own bowl. And when I glazed these this happened:

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When I mixed in sand in my clay from the beginning and then fired it the most plausable explanation is that the clay had LOTS of vents throughout it and when glazed the glazed went straight through, these parts also has a different feel to them than the brighter parts. EXCITING as hell!! and offcourse this happened to every single bowl I made with this mix of clay. In the third and last glaze-oven I fired the bigger bowls/plates.

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These got a bit deformed but the will do nicely, the red glaze laid itself very thick in the bottom of the plate, so these got kind of heavy. I must say that I am mostly happy about not destroying the oven since my ceramics could have just as well had leaked out into the oven, lucky me that did not happen. Two ceramic objects above has been reserved but is there someone else that has interest in acquiring any of them don’t hesitate to contact me 🙂 Contacts can be found on the main page.


And for now I’ll just wish you a happy easter!



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