This piece turned out to be a complete disaster. I trusted the woman at the ceramic shop that the glaze I purchased would be ok in the kiln despite it saying cone 06 and I fire to cone 6. She guaranteed it would work fine...guess she either lied or had no idea what she was talking about.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
August 15, Day 2
My plan for the day was to make a 3 footed bowl with a simple texture. Either the clay was a bit too dry or, most likely, I handled the clay too much. After making the feet and refining the shape of them, the texture I had added started to look as though the piece had lots of little cracks forming on the surface. I used a metal rib and removed as much of the texture as possible. The pot looked too plain to me so I decided to add the lid. I really like the way it turned out.