Gun metal green over saturated iron.
I’ve been trying to get a nice clean rim impression from my “circle dot” pattern wheel for ages. We don’t have failures, we just have lots of practice and educational opportunities. Clay too wet/sticky, too much pressure, not enough pressure, uneven distance from the rim, and worst of all the tail not meeting up with [...]
As I was finishing this bowl with a saturated iron teadust glaze I idlely swirled a finger around in the goop puddling in the bottom of the bowl. Who doesn’t enjoy a finger swirl in goop every now and then? I didn’t realize my brief moment of doodling would create a distinct indelible pattern in [...]
The almost fabric texture on this mug is an example of glaze thickness sensitivity. This teadust iron glaze (a form of tenmoku) forms a creamy base color in thicker areas, and a dark brown in thinner areas. The fabric like texture is the result of brushing the glaze on in multiple layers, each layer perpendicular [...]