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Autumn Jar by Blind-Wanderer Autumn Jar by Blind-Wanderer
I must say that this piece is one of my most prized, cherished, pieces I created in that class. The out come of it shocked me when I first saw it.
However, I kind of messed up with glazing the inside, where the lip of the top sits. And wished I wiped up the drip line on the outside, but it is kind of a neat effect as it hints at the green in the inside. (Autumn on the outside, end of summer in the inside???)

stoneware, wheel thrown, altered lid, tree branch and twine
stencils filled in with Bower’s slip, teadust green inside, bare outside, soda fired
(The gray area is where it was flashed with soda during firing)
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:iconrikiti:
very nice !
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:icondragophethis:
Oooo! I'd love to have that in my kitchen! :D
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Xeraki Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Can you explain what soda fired is? :0 I like that effect.

This piece turned out beautifully!
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Blind-Wanderer Jul 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Whelp, for this piece, and all my soda fired pieces they were fired in a outside gas, brick built kiln that reaches to about Cone 10. When it reaches a certain temperature (I don't know exactly but you can surely research it), you make a solution of soda ash dissolved in water and spray it into the kiln on both sides. The soda ash turns into its own glaze due to the heat.
So for instance of this piece, where it is grey, that is where it got hit with a lot of soda. Therefore, that side could have been facing towards a outside wall of the kiln. The other browned parts have a slight matte finish to it. Where you place a piece in the kiln will create different outcomes and effects. You never exactly know what you will really get in the end.

This jar was left bare on the outside, except for the leaves which were done in flashing slip. It is made out of a high-fire, light, fine clay body.

Thank you very much! ^_^
and there's way more info out there, even on the web about soda firing where you can learn more.
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Xeraki Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is interesting! I will have to do more research. Thank you so much for explaining! :)

I am still extremely new to the world of glazes and firing haha, I have only had one ceramics class so far and we didn't get to play with anything other than pre-made glazes he had in stock. It was a fun class though, I definitely want to keep learning :)
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rebootmaster2001 Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They look great! Isn't it amazing what a difference flashing slip can make? :D
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Blue-MonsterOwO Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful pieces! :)
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Blind-Wanderer Jul 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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