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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-10-08 6:03 pm   Permalink

I'll cross mine too. It's going to look wonderful. Wendy

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-10-08 9:46 pm   Permalink

That's going to be awesome


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-10-09 1:03 pm   Permalink

Tom good to see you active again, nice bowl. No matter what happens - HAVE FUN!!!
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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2014-10-10 12:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks, guys. I grumble and worry, but I'm having fun overall !

No big cracks so far. So that's good.

I textured the connecting bridges between the figures and the bowl.

When it looked stable to flip over, I noticed a couple of awkward spots that I patched with paper clay on the underside of those bridge connections.

These patches have developed a few small cracks since, but the exterior of the bowl looks good and is drying out nicely.

I suppose I could aim for perfection with the underside, and try to patch those tiny cracks, but I think I'm going to just let it go. I feel like every time I dither with it, I'm risking a break. It seems very delicate at this point.

When it's really dry I will give it a bit of sanding and then take it off to the kiln.
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2014-10-10 8:52 pm   Permalink

Nice piece, best of luck.

 
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2014-10-13 01:09 am   Permalink

It's gonna be fine Tom! Can't wait to see it, Very Beautiful!!
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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2014-10-13 6:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the encouragement!

I dropped off the bowl today at Georgie's kiln. They were loading the kiln today, so it shouldn't be too long of a wait.

There was some fantastic stuff waiting in line on the shelf. A couple of giant ceramic monster masks caught my eye.

I like my bowl and can't wait to get it fired, but now I'm curious to see how some of the other pieces turn out.

This really is a cool hobby!

I perused the aisles and talked to one of the workers there about mixing mason stain. I don't know if I'll use it on this bowl, but I may try using some of the mason stains in the near future. Looks like I can get some cool washes and effects with it.



 
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Trader Tom
  

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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2014-10-16 6:46 pm   Permalink

Yay! The bowl survived the bisque fire. When you tap it, it rings like a bell. Now the glazing begins...

 
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Trader Tom
  

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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2014-10-17 12:13 pm   Permalink

Okay, so I started some glazing this morning. I figure I'll do a limited run of these in a variety of different color combinations.

This first one I'm going to glaze with a silk black glaze on the exterior of the bowl, a mystic blue rutile glaze on interior, and the girls will have a wipe effect using a winter blue to show off details.

I started with the winter blue wipe away glaze. It goes on looking like a dull olive green.

Here's progress pics:







 
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Trader Tom
  

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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2014-10-19 02:19 am   Permalink

Another look at the bowl with almost all the glazing done. I need to add a second coat of black this weekend and then I will cart it off to the kiln for glaze fire next week.



The colors will be totally different when fired. The reddish interior turns a rutile brownish mottled blue and the greenish girls will be blue.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 28 days ago; 10:40 am   Permalink

Pins and needles until it's out of the kiln. We are all holding our breaths! Wendy
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Trader Tom
  

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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 23 days ago; 2:09 pm   Permalink

Looks like the bowl and a couple of other pieces I dropped off made it through the glaze firing. Sounds like the glaze on the bottom might have been a little of an issue, and might have stuck a little bit, but I will pick them up tomorrow and see how they came out. Hopefully pics tomorrow.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 23 days ago; 2:56 pm   Permalink

If they kiln wash their shelves it should pop off without a problem. I hope that's the case. A dremmel with a ceramic bit can grind off excess glaze. I hope that helps, Wendy
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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 22 days ago; 12:20 pm   Permalink

Happy Halloween!

I finally got my pieces back from the kiln. They turned out pretty well, I think.

Here's the Vicious Virgin Bowl:











The mystic blue rutile glaze on the interior oxidized darker with more brown than I expected. I took notes last time I applied this glaze for a bluer effect and I used the same number of coats, but I glazes are pretty fickle sometimes. Still, you can see some blue highlights and it looks pretty cool.

The piece has a nice heft and is impressive in person.

The glaze problem the kiln guy mentioned to me turned out to be that the bottom center dimpled upwards slightly because they put the piece on stilts to avoid the bottom glazing sticking to the kiln. The dimple is very slight and looks purposeful almost. It doesn't even show in the pictures.

I also glazed an ashtray in matching colors:



And it wouldn't be Halloween without a skull mug, also in the same matching color with wipe-away:



Thanks, everyone, for looking!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 22 days ago; 1:23 pm   Permalink

Success!!! A really great vintage feel to your pieces. Congratulations. Thank you for the fun ride, Wendy

 
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