this bowl is about 15" across and is about 4 or 5 inches deep, the photo makes it look flat.
again, 4 or 5 inches deep about 19 inches across.
dinner plates, 10.5 inches. the stack in the middle were all fired upside down. i'm going to experiment with this some more because it gives awesome flashing. i was concerned about all the white area left so we kitchen tested it and it doesn't stain but silverware leaves marks on it but they wash right off.
dessert plates, 7 inches.
teapots. i mixed up a new batch of my ash glaze and ball milled the ash to go through a 100 mesh screen, i like the new surface so much better. on my old clay body the ash glaze looked like a nice jade celadon, on this new body it looks much dirtier, i like dirtier. the teapot on the right is a new slip that showed promise in tests, i like it.
mugs. this is the surface that i strive for. its hard to get and usually i'm happy to get one or two pieces that do this, this time i had half a kilnload that did it.
this is something new, it has potential.
for the blushing i've found that it happens best around cone 9, cone 10 seems to wash it out. it also needs light salt, its that fine line of not enough/too much. one of the reasons i ball milled my ash glaze was so that it would look better at cone 9 so i can get better results throughout the kiln. i used to just run it through a 30 mesh and go with it but it would look nasty at cone 9, it really needed cone 11. but now at cone 9 i get a nice matte to glossy surface.
i had a few pots that were over-reduced and over-ashed but they look ok. i have a design flaw in my kiln that causes one area to overfire and over-reduce. we're looking at doing a rebuild here soon so i'll get that kink worked out.
i'll unload the gas kiln tomorrow and then i'm off to a show this weekend(which is why i've been busting my butt this last week.)