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Posted 19 May 2013Jim (0ffcenter)
I gotta say I'm surprised, your a Steven hill fan.......the mug is cool, but those bottles, your online presence.....I thought would be diametrically opposed to his style / thought process. .I would have never guessed. Even more surpised that your more than familiar in his ways.
Nor would I expect a Steven hill fan boy/girl to make bottles like yours...
I like his work alot, Just not my steeze (style)...
When I started potting again (after taking a little 35-year break) everything was new to me again. The famous potters of my student and early potting days were all dead and things had changed. The first new to me potter whose pots blew me away was Stephen Hill. But what really impressed me was that this guy who was a student when I was and had come up in the tradition that all serious pottery was cone 10 reduction and spent his entire career making incredibly beautiful cone 10 reduction pottery, could suddenly stop and turn on a dime and reject all that and say, "Hey, I can do even better work firing in this humble cone 6 electric kiln." And, he's right. Putting a computer on the elec kiln changed everything. I've said in some other thread that the elec kiln is for this decade what cone 10 reduction was for the '70's, salt was for the '80's, and wood for the '90's. I love what you can do in an elec kiln, including doing sagger firings that are better than anything you can do in any other kind of kiln.
But, starting over makes me a student again and like most students, I haven't settled on one kind of pottery that I concentrate on. I love wood firing and every time the owner of middle Georgia's only anagama says it's time to start splitting wood I'm ready.
Posted 19 May 2013Thank you off center I am now the proud owner of my very first glaze notebook with the watercolor green glaze recipe and notes written in it. I might never get brave enough to use it but its there and who knows what the future will bring. I even made note about what you said its properties are and that you like to use it with opulence clear. This is so cool!
I'd actually gone by your gallery a little bit earlier today and seen your pieces and was astounded at the colors. The green swirled colors blend so well with your shapes on the cups its perfect symmetry I can't even picture them with a different glaze they look like they should be those colors. I actually saw my first piece of bisque fired lizella clay the other day when I was watching my teacher unload the studio kiln. I must say your piece is worlds away and you really utilize the red of the clay well with the other colors of the cup and holder. I especially like the pieces you showed there as well as here with the white and blue and thought wow I wonder how he did that and I doubt I'll ever get that perfect with my colors. Thank you so much for sharing your work and insight.
Thanks for the critique! I noticed in another thread that you're buying a kiln. Looks like you're getting all set up in your studio. When you're ready to start mixing your own glazes I think you'll like that a lot better than depending on commercial glazes. Glazing isn't just the last thing you do to a pot, it is an art in itself and well worth the learning curve. Setting up a glaze lab isn't nearly as daunting at it must seem to someone just starting out. A half pound or so of 6 or 8 of the coloring and opacifying chems and 20 lbs or so of the 8 or 10 clays and fluxes, a good scale and you're ready to go. This is in a thread about Steven Hill's techniques. When you're ready to start studying glazes I highly recommend that you buy "The Surface Techniques of Steven Hill".
Posted 19 May 2013chris, that will totally work!
thank you so much!
and, ive never worked with a matte glaze.
the inside of the shaving bowl needs to be shiny glazed for water protection, and the outside is to be matte. but is a matte glaze waterproof too?
You should never depend on the glaze to make anything waterproof. Even if the glaze fits well enough that you can't see any crackle, there is very likely some there and water will leak through. Granted, it may be a very slow leak but it will leak. The clay you use should be mature and not leak with no glaze on it at the cone you fire it to. Any time you use a new clay you should test for leakage to avoid making pots that are going to ruin grand pianos.
Posted 18 May 2013My 1st online was with my nieghbor with two cans and a string before the 60's.
Talk about sideways this post is on RUDE stuff you ------ s now get with the program and let it rip.
who cares when icecream came online get back to the whipping.
What are you drinking, Mark?
Posted 18 May 2013
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