color testing — part 1

ok so after screwing around and not measuring for a while, i decided i should do some color tests.  each of these is 200 g of porcelain paper clay with (for oxides) 1 2 or 5% additions and (for mason stains) 15% addition.  these are unfired.  fired to come..IMG_8182IMG_8180

new ideas brewing

Got an amazing book called Additions to Clay Bodies by Kathleen Standen.  Finally getting some time to try a few of her techniques in the studio.  So fun and fascinating and different — making porcelain clay, adding colors, paper fibers, pearlite other combustibles, glass, metal, anything really…

after firing

after firing

before firing

before firing

crown of thorns

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crater

crater

Blue rail

Blue rail

crown of thorns

crown of thorns

after firing
before firing

 

beginning

beginning

small porcelain vases

tried the peter pincus method.  very rudimentary on my part but interesting.  his work is pretty incredible.  You throw a pot on the wheel, cast it whole in plaster, then cut the mold on a band saw.  use colored slip to paint the mold on the inside.  The mold was a bit of a mess, but i did get it to work…

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