These are all early pieces - the turnaround at the college kiln is awfully slow. They have trouble filling it.
A couple of bowls unglazed to see what's what. Slip was about 5-10% yellow ochre added to the same claybody. It was left over from matching a medieval limewash in my previous incarnation. Interestingly (and vaguely revoltingly), it came out purple! Manganese perhaps? It's fun using natural earths!
Three horrid jugs. I think the glaze was gibson's clear over the same ochre slip.
The very first things I made, I think. (I went all wabi-sabi due to lack of any skill whatsoever.) I was going to smash them, but Kate persuaded me to use them as tests for painting with oxides. I quite like them - nice for espresso.
Virgin firing: everyone goes through it once, and forgive me, but I couldn't help but be excited.
The Value of Repetition
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