Monday, May 31, 2010

Katsup Ketchup Catch-up

Playing a bit of catch-up in the studio with the new/old "Half Pint" kiln.


2 finished Hamburger Yo-yos that Ron Philbeck had us all playing with back in February.




This yumoni is from a small series of works from April that are a tip the hat to Matthew Metz
This will find new homes as part of a Miracle Mile "CUPS" project.




A few of the spice dishes started making their way through...

A few Flower Vases from March were finally pushed through using 2 different white glazes.

This firing took 24 hours. About 12 hours longer than I had thought it would and it just dropping cone 5, (I was shooting for cone 6). But it was a beautiful load! The only pieces that pinholed were the ones that were supposed to. The GhostBlues in this load were brilliant blue.
Now time to tear apart the kiln panel again and run the multimeter back through everything. 24 hours is a lot of electricity!

9 comments:

claydancer said...

These are all gorgeous! I want one:)

Liz said...

these are beautiful I love the glassy glaze. and the way the slip underneath seams to be ghostly. and yeah 24 hours is a lot of electricity. Hope you are able to rig iyt up to fire a little bit quicker.

cookingwithgas said...

Hey- we had the same problem when we tried this- but your results are much better then what we had!
Talk about a long soak cycle!
I don't know enough about how it all works but there seems to be some reasons for how all the electric components work together for heat. ( yea- see what I know-)
But there is also that thing that if you get some thing hot long enough it will mature the glaze and clay body- so even if you don't hit cone 6 by cone you are still getting there by the long firing.
See- I only know enough to be dangerous!
Great looking pots!
Good luck getting your kiln back up and running!

Linda Starr said...

Great results, love the black (is that black or gun metal gray)? it's a beautiful glaze. Your spice cups - does the foot have an interior recess? just curious.

ang said...

wow stunning blues!!

FetishGhost said...

Thanks everyone! It's been a fun load to paw through. A bit diminished in quantity though...
Linda, It's a beautiful deep translucent blue and I do habitually cut an interior recess on all my feet.

Linda Starr said...

thanks so much, well it is a beautiful deep blue.

Ron said...

Sweet pots all around! Good luck w. the kiln trouble shooting.

jimgottuso said...

dreamy pots joel... i perused them on facebook a day or so ago but like to comment here more than FB. those wee sake cups are really beautiful too in a couple posts back... yum.