Having only visited the studio on Tuesday night and what with SB being away next week I thought it would be some time before I was able to see how my Jackson Pollock inspired dishes turned out. However as luck would have it I was working from home today and at lunchtime received a call from SB – the kiln was open!
I hastily drove over and was delighted with the results. The two large platters had gone entirely flat in the glaze firing and the englobe had reacted with the clear transparent glaze wherever it was a little thick – but overall the englobe colours were vibrant and the clear brush on wasn’t showing brush marks – I was really happy! I really feel excited by this glazing approach, for th first time in a long time I feel like I was to sketch and develop this idea not just simply skip to the next thing.
I will have a good old doodle and share some plans with you as they arise.
My second treat was this beautiful coiled vase!
This is the same white glaze that appeared so flat on my two previous coiled vases. You can see on the inside how incredible the crystalline effect it can produce is. The blue accents are cobalt and the yellowish brown glaze is an SB studio glaze. It looks quite sickly on a test tile but I really love the effect it gives – earthy and warm.
This glaze combination came from a similar handmade pot I produced about this time last year – one of the few I have kept for myself!
These two types of pots are two styles I am really looking forward to developing.