Thursday, March 21, 2013

Glaze Tests II

Lately I have been working on formulating some new glazes.  The photo on the left shows some of the tests.  The upright tests on the left came out today and I am testing them on the heart shapes tomorrow to see how they behave on texture.  I still need to find a good yellow and maybe a purple.

As I have talked about earlier, the past month I have been working on an order for a restaurant in Memphis, TN.  I still have two more glaze loads of the rectangular trays but I decided to take a photo of the plates I have finished so far.  Next week I will start packing them up for shipment.

I am hoping that once this order is out the door I can move forward with work on my new line.  There will be more glaze tests on larger items and I also need to make more work.  My hope is that I can have enough pieces ready by May 11th for the Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festival.  I do all the online advertising for the festival and it would be a shame if I can't even do the show.

Yesterday I listed three mugs that I made at the John C. Campbell Folk School in December on Etsy.  It is funny how hard it is to give up pieces that are made at a workshop.  I am keeping one of the vases I made.


gabi said...

I really like that bright turquise, it look matte ? Or is it just the picture cheating?

All those plates WOW, what a great amount of work. I understand why you long to get it done and move on.

Judy Abdelaziz said...

The bright Matt turquoise is a recipe from The Ceramic Glaze Book. It's called Abstract Purple. It's supposed to go from purple, blue and green depending on thickness. The upper right heart is also the same glaze. Weird glaze and obviously not consistent. All the rest of the glazes are from a base glaze with colorants added.