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Trader Tom's Ceramic Projects
Trader Tom
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2012-10-15 04:37 am   Permalink

Thanks!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-10-15 05:48 am   Permalink

Great looking glazes Rom, I like #1

 
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2012-10-16 2:55 pm   Permalink

How did you guess my secret identity?

Behold! The space cyborg when not fashioning ceramic vessels!



Seriously, though, thanks! I have a bunch more cooking and look forward to seeing what the kiln has for me this weekend.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-10-16 7:53 pm   Permalink

Maybe I was thinking of Rum when I typed that (or mabe I was drinking rum )
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2012-10-21 12:47 am   Permalink

Here's the latest two out of the kiln.

#3 is the new Antique Gold glaze and #4 is a brown one like I did before. I like the gold one a lot. It looks pretty cool in person.





Next week I'll have four more out of the kiln: (a blue/green one with the same glaze I used on Joseph's mug, a satin red one, another antique gold, and a second one in rust). Meanwhile, I have 4 bisques to paint. I'm going to try a new glaze that reminds me of some older two-toned mottled Tiki Farm mugs I have.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-10-21 07:17 am   Permalink

These are very nice, Wendy

 
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2012-11-01 9:58 pm   Permalink

Here's my latest four skull mugs:



This is the blue/green mottled matte glaze Joseph & I used on his Tiki mug. I glazed the inside with the the same glaze but it oxidized darker than the outside. Kinda reminds me of a space photo of the Earth with all the green and blue.



I was disappointed in this glaze. I put extra coats, but it came out more pinkish than reddish. Still, somebody might like a pinkish mug...



Another antiqued gold one but I made the sockets white instead of rust and the eyesocket cracks are a bit thinner.



I saved the best for last. This is another brown crackle, but I decided to give him eyes. This is my favorite so far and I'm glazing two more the same way to drop off at the kiln this weekend.

Thanks for looking!


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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2012-11-03 10:56 pm   Permalink

More from the kiln...

This time I have some glossy glazes instead of the previous matte glazes.


Mystic Blue


Black Moss


Drip Glaze Swamp Thing
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-11-03 11:10 pm   Permalink

Cool glazes Tom, are you using a red clay?

 
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2012-11-04 12:09 am   Permalink

Thanks.

I'm still using the same natural white stoneware slip.

I glazed my first several pieces using matte glazes made in-house by Georgie's Ceramics. However, these latest were glazed with Amaco brand glazes. I really like the blue. I glazed my first couple of Ken Ocorr statues with it and I can't wait to see how they turn out next weekend.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-11-04 05:59 am   Permalink

I really like the two toned effect of the Mystic Blue one Tom. I thought is was blue glaze breaking over a red or tan clay but it's more complicated than that
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-04 08:40 am   Permalink

Cool mug, I want that mystic blue glaze

 
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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2012-11-04 2:52 pm   Permalink

Tom, love this last batch, that blue does look great, sorta southwestern skull style.. I'm liking Swamp Thing though.. He's mine..!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-04 3:10 pm   Permalink

Great colors
Love da eyes


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2012-11-04 4:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha Doctor Trader Tom!

Yep, the Mystic Blue is my favorite too! Have you considered modifying the greenware before firing by carving into the surface? Like making cracks on the skull and stuff like that? You could even carve text, and customize for people with their names that way!

Great to see Trader Joe! He has a big boy hair cut and everything! Great piece the two of you did together!


 
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