Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cups and facets and biggish bowls

Yesterday's firing went more or less by the book, gaining heat steadily from 8:30 a.m. until about 4 p.m. No problems, no sudden shutdowns, no muffled explosions. Scarily routine. I have too long a memory for troubled firings, perhaps. I haven't had one for quite a while.
Lots of small bowls in this one. Faceted teabowls, cups or condiment bowls, depending on your nomenclature. Last firing was largely Nuka, but this firing had more of a variety of glazes. Carbon-trap Shino with Shino and ash glaze pours, glossy iron Kaki, straight ash celadon, Temmoku, a few scary copper reds.
I had tried a new way of faceting small bowls a couple of weeks ago, so there are lots of them in this firing. A more defined wire pattern to the faceting, due to my purchase at NCECA of a coiled wire from a Canadian pottery supply shop.
And I've had some luck with larger shallow bowls the past few weeks. Here's one.
Back to the wheel tomorrow.


Julia said...

The faceted bowls are just lovely. So glad your firing went well.

cookingwithgas said...

they are very nice Hollis and the platter looks like a wave in the ocean.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

I like the motion in your pots...and agree with Meredith about the wave in the ocean platter~ beautiful!

A. Bear said...

The colors on the platter! Lovely, lovely, lovely!