The following images are not actually the latest out of the kiln. The stoneware firing (cone 6) I did last week was the last thing out the kiln, for me, they were a disaster. So much so that it makes me question why I do this pottery/ceramic thing. I am slowly getting past it and realise that I was trying too many new glazes on really well made work, not taking notice of the firing temperatures and the soak times, making them unsaleable and ugly. A stupid thing to do. I ought to know better.
One positive is that I think I made a grey glaze that I can live with. Using an adjusted recipe from ‘The Glaze Book’ by Stephen Murfitt:
- Potash Feldspar 45
- Dolomite 22
- Quartz 16
- Zirconium Silicate 11
- China Clay 6
- Cobalt Carbonate 0.5
- Nickel Oxide 2
Also bought Linda Bloomfields ‘The Handbook of Glaze recipes’ . There are grey glaze recipes in there I am yet to try.
Some earthenware pieces that are out on display in The Summerhouse The Corn Exchange Leeds. What do you think? (I don’t know why I ask.)