The underside of a medium green crackle glazed bowl, thrown with a pound of clay and turned to less than half of that. The added weight of the glaze is considerable, especially in the interior shape where it tends to run and pool. Either side of the foot-ring another band of thick glaze forms as the once powdery surface changes to an almost liquid state and settles around the base. It’s supercooled as the kiln is crash cooled by fully opening the dampers and the spy-hole once the firing has finished, once the pyrometer reads one-thousand degrees centigrade I clam the kiln back up to let it cool at a much slower rate.
Crash cooling does two things, it increases the colours intensity in the glaze and creates surfaces that are shinier. The cooling of glazes has an affect on how they come out of the kiln, anyone working with crystalline glazes will know this only too well, but there are other methodologies. Cooling in reduction can create some fantastically iridescent pots, Lisa Hammond has previously done massive eighty-hour shino firings with a controlled, slow reduction but sadly I never got to do one whilst at Maze Hill Pottery.
I often wonder what would happen if I didn’t crash cool at all but risking doing so might jeopardise a whole kiln load of work if it looks terrible. Although I only use a simple little propane kiln there still is much that can be done to change how the pots fire, the strength of reduction alone makes a staggering difference and I can really tell how strong it was by the colour of the pots. My middle green glaze, such as that pictured, turns almost blue when really heavily reduced, but in doing so the whites can become quite mucky, so I avoid it. In the future I might fire whole kiln loads with a single glaze type to overcome this problem.
Hi guys! So I decided to repaint one of my old paintings. This one was inspired by a trip I recently went on.. I've made some changes since this video was made so stay tuned for the finished masterpiece 😉✌🏼
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Hello Instagram family! Today we are headed out to attend a wedding lunch but just wanna show you a behind the scenes of how I carved that cotton candy stamp from a couple of posts back 🌸
If you wanna pick up stamp carving, you'll love my Stampaway with ParadeMade Workbook with step by step techniques and kawaii templates - in the link up in my profile 🐝
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En las últimas semanas México ha sufrido dos sismos muy fuertes, que han causado mucho daño en el país. Muchas personas se han quedado sin hogar, este bordado está ya a la venta en mi tienda en línea y todas las ganancias serán donadas a los damnificados y la reconstrucción de viviendas 🙌 #foosbywtfernii#fuerzamexico#19s
Bordado inspirado en la ilustración de @josemeyeribarra 😊
Here's a closer look at my miniature New York skyline painting - I'm planning on doing a few more skylines in frames like this one, so feel free to pop me a message if you would like a certain city breaking out of a box 🏙
When was the last time you stopped to breathe. To rest? (And I'm not talking about taking a nap or doing breathing exercises.) When was the last time you spent with the Lord, simply resting in His presence? Casting all cares and worries over to Him, and resting in His perfect peace that surpasses all understanding? I know when I go without this for even a few days, I notice internally that things can shift and become askew. He promises to give us rest, but the key is that we have to COME to Him.
I pray that the Lords presence would surround you today. Take some time to dwell in His powerful, life changing presence.
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my sunday reflection :: to stay the crazy person that I am // what do you promise yourself? I’d love to hear!