Friday, January 24, 2014

Fired Crackled Bonsai Pots

Really pleased with the textured fissured effect on this one, it's one of my favourites.

This one started out with a brown wash on it, but with a layer of clear glaze over the top it fired to a very dark green colour in the crackled fissures, so it pays to experiment a little.

This was a surprise as well as the clay mixture (experiment) went quite buff with the clear glaze over it.  Once again the brown was in the cracks went a black colour in the final glaze firing

This was another experiment mixing different clays together at different percentages to see if I could change the fired colour.  With a clear glaze over it, it fired to a chocolate brown.  The pot also has a bit of a "chattered" texture to it, something else that I'm experimenting with at the moment.