Saturday, January 27, 2007

Couldn't resist putting one more platter here, this is my favorite.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'll return to writing about wood shortly. Meanwhile, the top image is a porcelain sushi set, complete with serving platter, dishes, soy bowls and sake cups.

The bottom is an individual sushi plate, with it's own soy bowl incorporated into the design. This plate has three feet; I've finally eliminated most of the sagging that occurs during it's final firing in the kiln.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Here are a few results, the top plate is porcelain, and the rest are stoneware. The porcelain did some interesting things, glaze wise.

It's a clay body I've been "auditioning" to become my west coast clay.

Previously, I've only used a clay from ART Studio Clay Company in Wisconsin. I've used their Speckled Brownstone (#125) for over 15 years. It's warm and groggy, and adds something to my tiles that I haven't found in other clays.

Unfortunately, shipping has become so expensive, it's not feasible for me to ship the clay here. I'm lucky, there are some excellent sources for clay right here in Las Vegas.