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Oct 03

Blue Tiles

I made these just so I’d have enough ware to fill the kiln.  I rolled out slabs of 1/4 inch clay and stamped it with some of my commercially purchased rubber stamps. Then I cut them with small cookie cutters designed for working with clay.  The glaze choice wasn’t the best; in other firings, this …

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Oct 01

Glass Porcelain Charms 3

These are the charms I set out to make when I undertook this project. I bought a dress that cries out for some unique jewelry to go with it.  I thought these would turn out more pinkish/beigeish, but since they are translucent, they might turn the color I want when held up against my skin. …

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Sep 28

Glass Porcelain Charms 2

These are the second of the set of charms I made out of Bridget Harpers glass-like porcelain.  We found that using fusing paper underneath kept them from sticking to the shelf, so that saved some time and effort. They still  need to be sanded. Since I hate sanding, that’s the main thing holding me back …

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Sep 26

Glass Porcelain Charms

My friend and pottery mentor Bridget Harper made this special porcelain that vitrifies at a low temperature.  She warned me that it wasn’t easy to work with, but I was able to roll out thin sheets by using a pasta machine.  I stamped these with commercial rubber stamps, then trimmed them to 1″ square.  They …

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Sep 25

Broken Bowl

I think the crucial flaw in this bowl was the temperature at which I glazed it.  It was in the upper hundreds on glazing day, and the pieces absorbed thick layers of glaze.  I tried to feather some of it off by rubbing it with my finger once it was dry, but it wasn’t enough. …

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