Changes, that's what it's all about, in the alchemy of my life, and clay.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Raspberry glaze mmmmm!
I'm so happy with the new raspberry glaze we've mixed up at BMCA studio...as an experiment. It looks best with other glazes somewhere around it, or maybe just double dipped. No more running all over the kiln shelf either! Mmmmm.
Small pitcher, 6-1/2" tall, 6" wide, 4-1/2" deep
The top edge was dipped in eggshell, which gave it a bit more purplish tint in places.
I think of this color as wine...deep and delicious!
Since I seldom drink red wine, maybe I'll get some and fill this pitcher with it...just for the fun of comparing the reds. What's a good red wine to try?
Couldn't decide which shots to post, so I just put them all here. I've finally gotten out the white boards to use reflective lighting, which gives somewhat better color accuracy.
Small slab built vase with a frog for flower arranging...
A threesome of bowls...raspberry with a whisper of eggshell which made all the difference...
I'm partial to drips that just blend, rather than those that are pre-arranged by the potter.
I'd call these purple!
This is as close to a purple glaze that I've ever achieved. Thanks to the potters that went before me and came out with these combinations.
A tee-pee shape with holes for stems...another tiny flower vase...eggshell finish.
This is so simple it looks like a child made it. Well, my inner child makes many of my forms!