So this was initially supposed to be my lidded project but the lid didn't quite work out and I ended up scrapping it. So I decided I was just going to fire the bottom part anyways. For the glaze, I figured I'd try something new so I went with a stain this time. I used a sponge to spread the stain around instead of just painting on the design. I like how the blue came out but the black is, admittedly, a little disappointing. But others seems to like it so I suppose it's not all bad.
Helping my man Beau with his footing. Aside from loading and unloading kilns, I spend the greater majority of my time helping others improve their techniques by teaching them some of my own.
This is what I spend the majority of my time in this class doing: loading and unloading the kilns.
For this bowl I chose to use a much larger amount of clay than I'm used to. It turned out pretty well for my first time. The base was a little thin but it turned out alright. For the glaze, I used a new technique called "sponging" and taught the technique to Alec. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, despite it running a lot and not turning out sponge-y. I stole this bowl from Alec therefore I am a liar and I have a small dick.
Teaching my home boy Colby how to grind excess glaze off so he doesn't slice himself open again trying to pick off with his finger.
This is my choice project. I chose to make another bowl for the funsies. It is 6" x 3 1/4". It has a smooth texture. I went with a white base and used the drip technique to drip cobalt blue around the rim and down both the inner and outer sides.
This is a pitcher that is 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". It has a smooth texture. It was supposed to be a splatter glaze but the black base coat of glaze kind of swallowed the other glazes and it turned out like this. I'm not upset about it though; it came out quite nicely. I used the wheel altering technique for the first time to make this piece.
This is a bowl that is 6" x 3 1/2". It has a smooth texture. I decided that, instead of doing my traditional solid color glaze, I would use the splatter technique. It came out fairly well. I'm not a huge fan of the glaze myself but that's what experimenting gets you.
This is my plate project that is 4 3/4" x 1/4". It is glazed a milky white. This glaze tends to run a lot, as you can see, and it pooled in the middle of the plate which turned out alright. It's not great but it isn't garbage either. I thought I'd do something different this time and make something small. In order to get it this small I had to use a great deal less clay than I usually would and that was weird to adjust to but all in all it turned out fairly decent.