Beautiful jar. There is some brushed slip from the bottom up to where the spotting starts, it's hard to see in the photo but it adds a nice quality to the piece.
This may be one of the most fabulous platters that I've ever had come out of the kiln.
Platter with shell marks.
Dinner plate, there are 8 of these all with spotting.
This spotting is ridiculous.
Blue ash over crackle slip, green ash on the lip.
Blue ash bowl.
Kent Harris dropped a few pots off a couple weeks ago to be fired in my kiln. I think I worried him a little when I told him I fired in 6 hours. This tenmoku jug came out fabulous. I hope he drools a little when he sees this.
Thanks for stopping by.
I was wondering what happened to that platter. It all looks awesome. Good luck with the show.
Gorgeous work Brandon. Loved the platters. Good luck with the show.
wow its all amazing the brush work on the last plates is maybe my favorite thing i have ever seen in any of your work keep it up
Brandon, Your brief and beautiful firing is inspiring. Great color and variation on the surface! I tried to buy a couple from Earth and Fire, but, alas, they were already gone. Good for you.
Congrats, your pots look great, and it looks as though they will certainly be in good company. The spotting on your platters is great. I'm under the impression that comes from oxidizing toward the end of the firing... does that ring true with you?
i believe it's a combination of a couple of things. i stoke real heavy and let it burn down so it cycles from reduction through neutral to oxidation. this also makes the temp go up and down with every stoke. so on average i have a neutral atmosphere. the salting has to be just right as well, too little and the pieces have lots of unflashed areas, too much and no spotting. it almost never happens near the firebox for me(more salt and ash.) it usually only happens in the rear half and the top of the chamber. i guess it's sort of like the mystery of carbon trapping, every time i come up with a theory it is disproved by the next firing. back when i was using a commercial body it never happened, it was a smooth fine particled clay body. the clay i use now is very coarse and i think that plays a factor. i've never seen the spotting on porcelain. who the heck really knows.
it's my turn to say, "duuuude."
friggin' awesome work.
love the spotting.
ugh. not sure i can gush over them enough.
Fantastic looking work Brandon in Blighty we would say
"you must be well chuffed"
I love the platters and that Last Jug certainly made me drooolll...
absolutely incredible! will your pieces be for sale at this show? when does the show end? i might have to come up with an excuse to come to abilene!
Everything looks fantastic! Best of luck with the show.
man! that firing came out amazing!i wish i had work in it...
well chuffed indeed. the show will be up through the beginning of july and it will all be for sale. come on down and check it out!
ay caramba! dreamy pots... that first jar is beautiful and the spotting, wow
great firing brandon! good luck with the opening. can't wait to see more pics once that gallery director lets you post some more.
congrats on the show and that firing.
Great stuff, Brandon. I especially love the crackle slip under the new blue ash glaze. I've been doing crackle slip myself lately, and looking for good glazes to put over it. Looks like that blue works great.
Some excellent color and work, gives us more. Thanks
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