Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Satin Mint Organic Sculpture

I recently donated this piece to an auction fundraiser for the University Art Gallery at Chico State.  This was a new glaze that I had been testing out and I absolutely love it.  It is called Chung's Satin Mint and I got the recipe out of The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes: Glazing & Firing at Cone 10 by John Britt. 

What is amazing to me is how much this glaze changes depending on thickness and atmosphere in the kiln.  I got a lot more reds and pinks than I expected.  I had a couple of pieces come out completely pink from a heavy reduction and a few pieces that didn't get as much reduction had more greens and yellows.  

This piece was thrown with recycled clay and then given a coat of white slip and porcelain slip trailed dots before bisque firing.  Lush!  I can't wait to do some more work with this glaze.  If I have time, I want to take the base and try some other color variations.  Fun, fun, fun.  I love glazes and glazing!


FetishGhost said...

Love'n the nuances of the glaze as it wraps around your surface... nice

John Britt said...

Very nice!

claydancer said...

Thank you for the comments.

Megan Walker said...

Thank you for the great comment on my blog (and the follow too)... I think we are indeed kindred spirits! I'm so glad you found me! I came to check out your blog and I'm *loving* it! You are very talented! Your pottery is gorgeous (this sculpture blew me away) and you're a great photographer too! Can't wait to check out more -
Meg :)