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Feb 11

Shino Dragon Cups

These are two cups I made, nearly identical, with the dragon motif.  They are only two and a half inches tall.  I did the design by painting on wax resist, then dipping in shino.  The other cup turned out much darker, nearly black with trapped carbon.  The darker cup, unfortunately, got broken .  Same clay (Coleman …

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Feb 07

Fox and Grapes Cup

This is a small porcelain vessel I made, approximately three inches tall, showing one of the problems I had with painted underglaze.  The underglaze designs are a lot more detailed before the glaze is added.  Later I tried to correct this by spraying, which mars the design less, but ends up being thinner, which makes for …

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Feb 04

Porcelain vessel with cobalt: rabbit and fox

This is another of the series of porcelain vessels with cobalt I made a couple years ago.  See ‘lidded porcelain vessel with cobalt: fox-man and crows’ for description of technique.

Feb 03

Lidded porcelain vessel with cobalt: fox-man and crows

This is one of a series of porcelain vessels I made a couple years ago.  I’ve been using powdered cobalt on porcelain bisque fired to cone 04.  One of the things we tried, in order to reduce fading, was to fire it again before glazing. It didn’t work very well.  I also tried spraying on …

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Feb 02

Smiling Face Ball

I got a new photography setup, so I thought I’d photograph some old pieces I had lying around in my studio.  This piece is one of my favorites, because it’s comfortable to hold and has a nice weight to it, plus the face cheers me up. This is a high fired stoneware ball, b-mix with …

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