Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The New Blue is Brown

We've all heard schooled studio potters take the stance that traditional cone 10 glazes are too brown, too predictable, and too boring.
I've even found myself guilty of agreeing at points, but after being allowed to dabble and begin to re-explore high-fired reduction glazes again, I have to loudly disagree...

Brown can be warm...

Brown can have depth...


 Brown can have character...

Brown is cool!

1 comment:

Joseph said...

I only came out of uni after having learnt ceramic design there and I miss cone 10 reduction, because the glazes are so much richer with the brown speckles you get on the pieces.

I just can't get as interesting pieces with cone 6 oxidation and don't have accurate enough scales to keep doing tests, I have to go back to my old uni to make up tests there