Monday, April 23, 2012

Magical or Tragical?

Opening a kiln always makes me excited and apprehensive at the same time. Like Schrodinger's cat, all the pots are outstanding until you open the lid. I had fired the cone 6 electric kiln over the weekend so today was time to peek. I had made up an ash glaze with 50% Ohio Slip, 25% Wood Ash, and 25% Whiting and I was not sure how much it would run. I got lucky and it seemed to work very well with my iron red "Ketchup Red" ( Google it if you want the recipe). The Xavier's Warm Jade is very dependable. My blue is Hansen's 5x20 with 10% zircopax and 2% cobalt carb. It works well if you get enough of it on the pot. One nice long dip does it. All in all the load came out very well with only a couple that will need refiring.Thanks for stopping by.


  1. shiny pots are so hard to photograph!

  2. I have a 5 gallon bucket of "tomato red". It is a great glaze when it breaks red. Lovely pottery!


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