Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Slipware Jugs. More Questions than Answers...
I seem to be having more than my fair share
of strange things happening in the workshop at the moment.
Have a look at these two jugs
Both made at the same time.
Both slipped at the same time with the same bucket of green slip
Both Biscuit fired in the same kiln
The one with the new elements
The one on the left as you look at them was laid on it's side
in the bottom of the kiln and the other stood upright
at the top of the kiln
Both then glazed at the same time in the same bucket of glaze
Both then come out of the firing exactly the same.
what the hell is going on ?
Am I the only person who makes these ?
and this jug was in the same firing
but looks to be just slightly over fired.
I'm going to re fire this to see if I can get rid of the bubbles.
but I love the richness of the glaze, could it be that the glaze
is a bit on the thick side.?
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