Monday, June 8, 2009

Doh!

Ok... this is one one unexpected surprise from this weekends firing. The crawl glaze let go on this larger piece and created a mess on 2 kiln shelves. I've recently have been going light on the kiln wash (ok, I admit it... I've been omitting kiln washing the shelves for a while now to reduce some of the problems associated with the kiln wash flaking up inside of the footrings of pieces. It's proven to be a positive move up until now.)






I should be able to grind off the detris...





The piece does look good though.

7 comments:

LaPellaPottery said...

The piece is exquisite! We're with you on the kiln wash frustrations.

When I added up the cost of the lost pieces, I decided they cost more than the rarely ruined shelf, but our glazes are pretty predictable.

almapottery said...

awesome piece ,the hell with the shelf .Truly yours ,Almapottery

ginny said...

Wow Joel, absolutely stunning vessel!

jimgottuso said...

the piece is a beaut, maybe worth the grinding you'll have to do... easy for me to say, right? i used to have that problem with the wash getting up in the feet and creating a mess and then i started rolling the kiln was on really thin with a paint roller and haven't had the problems since, can't guarantee it but it worked for me

FetishGhost said...

Yeah... I'm rethinking the kiln wash strategy, I've been thinking about rolling out flat biscuits to go between the kiln washed shelves and the foot ring.

Amy Hunt Callahan said...

I've banned kiln wash from my studio... absolutely hate the stuff. When I get a runner on a shelf, I just take a chisel and hammer to it, very lightly and gently. Much faster than the grinder. I agree with everyone else, though, that piece is worth every bit of aggravation. Gorgeous!

Members said...

Heh-Heh...that is an AWESOME piece Fetish. But, oh what we have to do to get some of these beauties.

Can't tell you how many times I've scraped shelves when my glass firings did the melt from h-ll!

I feel for ya!