Dessert plates, I took some inspiration from some kyle carpenter pots. Maybe I'll give him a cut of the net profit off these pots, watch out kc, you might have a $1.50 coming your way.
I tried to take some photos of some of the ash glazed pots but they are so dark and glossy they didn't come out. This batch of ash glaze has altered a bit over it's few months in the bucket. It's gone from a dark celadon to what now is almost a blue-black toned green.
This sat right behind an opening in the bagwall, blasted!
This is what an oxidized pot looks like, though this isn't too bad.
Here is the slip-cracking I was writing about in the previous post. I hope the photo isn't too hard to see. It's only the slip cracking, not the pot-almost as if it were crazing a bit. I noticed that it only seems to happen on pieces that are reduced more and near the bagwall. The reduction might just be a coincidence from being nearest the firebox. My theory is that since I can see white in the cracks(no salt/ash) that it must be happening in the cooling? Maybe the slip is too thick/bad fit? But why only near the firebox? Flame impingement from too early in the firing? I had about 25 pots do this, hmmmmm......
Hope you enjoy the photos. Cheers!