It is a very mild and rainy winter, since the middle of November and I have housed a few pots of a young potter in my kiln for a bisque firing. For the glaze firing that followed, I showed a certain lightness. Usually, I launch, the day before, a drying firing at 150 ° for two hours, the pots have time to dry well overnight, as well as the small clod of clay in which I plant the cones, and I simply omitted to do !!! And this little piece of clay exploded in all the pots around, the only ones that were spared were at the bottom of the kiln.
I have an idea to try to repair the damage, we will see that. Well, I should get back to it soon, but that's without counting on the little grand-daughter who is taking up a little space now and I am happy to take care of them from time to time.
Dans le four, il y avait une petite série de tasses en porcelaine tournées et pincées jusqu'à la transparence, l'émail que j'utilise les mets particulièrement en valeur. Pour les autres pièces en porcelaine, j'ai fait quelques décorations aux engobes, y compris pour les perles. Deux tasses faites à la main ont été recuites et placées tout en bas du four, elles ont bénéficié d'un effet de réduction et sont devenues bleutées, même émail que sur la porcelaine, mais plus épais. J'avais envie d'essayer depuis longtemps l'ajout de verre et c'est aussi une réussite.
In the kiln, there was a small serie of porcelain cups turned and pinched until transparent, the glaze I use especially highlights them. For the other porcelain pieces, I made some decorations with blue slips, for the pearls too. Two handmade cups were fire again and placed at the very bottom of the kiln, they benefited from a reduction effect and became bluish, the same glaze as on porcelain, but thicker. I have wanted to try adding pieces of glass for a long time and it is also a success.