As a ceramic handbuilder, it's nice to have molds on hand. I can use a mold to make several matching pieces, or to quickly create a form to build off of. Molds are typically made from plaster, but I don't want plaster in my home studio because 1) it takes more equipment that I don't … Continue reading using bisque molds 4.7.2022
I started work on a couple new larger vases early last month. The vase I write about in this post is the one on the right in the next photo. Here are both vases with a coating of black slip. In ceramics lingo, slip is a liquid mixture or slurry of clay suspended in water. … Continue reading new blue vase 5.3.2018
with a splash of pink!
with a splash of blue...
I made another coil-built vessel out of porcelain clay (you can view a similar pot I made earlier this year here.) After the latest piece was bone-dry, which means all moisture has evaporated from the clay and it's ready to be bisque fired, I picked it up to dust off any teeny bits of clay … Continue reading bone-dry clay repair 9.21.2017
Here's my latest wire bowl, made with red clay and used kiln wire. This is the 4th bowl I've created in this style. It's hand built from coils of red stoneware clay, then I push half-round pieces of used kiln wire into the clay before it dries. I leave the outside of the bowl unglazed. You … Continue reading another wire bowl 5.25.2017