Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Barrington Court Slipware Pots

The first Batch of new Chestnut Avenue - Barrington Court
pots came out of the Kiln this morning.
But will not be going on the showroom shelves.
It would appear my Glaze mixture is to thick
which has caused it to bubble in these areas
and I have not added enough red clay to the glaze
which makes it look a bit wishey washy.
Here is a close up of the bubbling.
What do I do next ?
1. Hit them with the hammer ?
2. just put them to one side ?
3. or do these become worth more than the next batch because they are all numbered
on the bottom & these numbers will have to be made again ?
4. I think I've just answered my own question,
I should hit them with the Hammer.
All The other pots came out fine

This lipped Pancheon is 13" wide and does have two handles.

More serving dishes.
These seem to be selling very well.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know a few other potters have had problems with Lead Bisilicate from CTM in Exeter, is that where yours if from?

AB

Anonymous said...

CTM? I know a few who had big trouble with their lead bi too.

paul jessop said...

I know it's down to the thickness of the Glaze because all of my other Glazes use the same Lead Bisilicate from CTM even from the same 25kg bag.
I always thought that Ash glazes worked better with a thicker mix, but that's not the case with this one.
I find CTM to be an excellent supplier for me.

Peter said...

I have had LBS bubbling when fired in my wood fired kiln as a result of direct contact with the flame. I refired the bubbled glazed pots in my electric kiln and, in most cases the bubbles settled and smoothed out.

You are probably right about glaze thickness, but I guess another possible cause could be if something in the particular wood ash that you have used this time was more reactive than usual.
Frustrating business this!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul, I am Zoe, the Art Weeks coordinator. Did you really destroy them all? The pots look lovely. I must come to visit you sometimes in Barrington. Received your new pics, new pots look great. Good idea to have blog. Wonder if other artists do so? Will you come to our event on art weeks marketing next wed? will be great to share your blog idea.

swallowmegunk said...

The Pancheon looks the bizz!
How much for one of them Paul plus postage?

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Ian said...

I have had LBS bubbling when fired in my wood fired kiln as a result of direct contact with the flame. I refired the bubbled glazed pots in my electric kiln and, in most cases the bubbles settled and smoothed out. You are probably right about glaze thickness, but I guess another possible cause could be if something in the particular wood ash that you have used this time was more reactive than usual. Frustrating business this!

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