Ironstone glazed

glaze unpacked last week had my ironstone  glazed pieces in…love the little rust edges/rims…only incidental reduction in firing, nothing intentional, thin and thick application also is part of the variation of surface.           picking up new clay supplies this week, ironstone will be included!!last day of the month today, can’t believe it….one more visitor to come this afternoon…visitor yesterday …took quite a bit of work, so new week, new               clay , clean studio, can’t wait to get into throwing!! working on another grouping  of blossom jars, and tall landscape cylinders.

Ironstone

 used Keanes Ironstone clay to throw some lipped bowls this morning, lovely to throw, fires a beautiful  colour…but I prefer a lining of white slip to allow my cobalt lines or spots to show.

new fish blue fish better fish two fish more fish ?!!!

unpacked the kiln on Saturday morning, good results….fish beakers were softer in this firing…the cobalt oxide wash can be sensitive and easily too heavy, happy with this result though. studio recycled clay fired a lovely light grey this time and landscape tiles successful. have a new bag of Keanes  iron stoneware dying to try for the next kiln load to get that lovely warmth in the body. such a lovely morning its a bit hard to knuckle down and throw!!