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Ready to trim
Red bowl 2 thrown and ready to trim

Ready to trim
Grey bowl 2 thrown and sitting on the drying board, waiting to be trimmed

Bisque fired
Grey bowl 1 and two red bowls out of the first firing after trimming, ready to glaze

Bisque fired
Grey bowl 1 and two red bowls ready to glaze

Bisque fired
Top view of grey and red bowls ready to glaze

Hand built bowl
Brown clay in a slump mold and patterned, ready to dry to leather hardness for trimming

Hand built bowl
Brown clay in a slump mold and patterned, ready to dry to leather hardness for trimming

Glazed
Glaze applied to first firing, the colours are going to change a lot! The big lighter one at the back is grey bowl 2 trimmed and bisque fired and glaze applied.

Glazed
Glaze applied waiting for final firing. The two small bowls front left (red clay) will be black inside, one will be gunmetal outside, the other licorice. The red on the right (grey clay) will be an irridescent green swamp colour (I think). The one at the back will be bright blue inside, sea green outside.

Hand built
Brown clay dried leather hard and trimmed, drying for it's first firing.

Hand built
Grey fish serving platter, leather hard and trimmed

3 in one night
I threw three things in one class! Class number 9, all from red clay despite the wonky lighting.

3 in one night
Three thrown items done on the wheel in class 9, the first one will become a mug.

Hand built
Grey fish serving platter ready to go on the bisque fire rack

Glazed
All done!

First firing
Two platters ready to glaze, the bottom one the grey clay hand built one with the fish design traced in pencil (pencil will burn off in firing), top is the hand built brown clay platter with the rolled rim design.

Trimmed
Wasn't able to trim the third item from the previous week, nor attach a handle to the mug. This is the mug in back adn the bowl in front, light red clay trimmed and ready for the first firing.

Glazed
Pictures in sunlight of the first four finished bowls

Glazed
The first four finished bowls upside down, the foot rings almost look professional! :-)

Glazing the fish platter
I traced the template design (by Gilad Fried), then put tape down over it, cut it down with an exacto knife, dipped in chocolate glaze (should fire do a dark dark dark brown), then peeled the tape back to bare grey clay

Glazing the fish platter
Design (by Gilad Fried) painted with pale grey glaze over the grey clay

Glazing
I had to trash one of my three in one night objects, the mug and flared bowl survived. Tried an angled dip on the mug (also gave up on the handle), and a regular tripled dip (inside, rim, outside) on the bowl (pearl inside and rim, spruce outside, inspired by a jogger's outfit). Flat platter was my first hand building attempt. Fish skeleton design by Gilad Fried.

Glazing
The cylindrical mug is rust and brownstone. The flat platter kind of lost the plot, it was envisioned as a steampunk/seaside thing, but ended up with sea green inside and cinnamon on the rim, we'll see how it turns out!

Glazed
Finally glazed! The fish platter came out a bit more on the brown side than I expected, but I kind of like how the glaze sort of infiltrated the white parts to give it a more bone like feel

Glazed
Finally glazed! The white inside and green outside bowl could have been better glazed, I rushed it. I do like how the mug glazes combined

Glazed
Finally glazed! Top down view, shiny! The blue platter came out okay, I got the combo of glazes to work though I'd hoped for a lighter colour on the rim.

Album created by album from MarginalHacks by Dave Madison on Fri Apr 15 12:20:35 2016