Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Decorated Yunomis in the Green Stage

We have finished decorating our Yunomis.  These cups are Bruce's.  He turned three different clays together which we call agate.  We found that using smooth small particle clays that mature at a similar temperature, and of course similar water content works well for us.   Sometimes Bruce will layer clay up and let it age in a bag together so that the clay is consistent when he turns it.  He applied a few skull sprigs and insects on some of them.  The others will have slip-trailed fossil fish.  We plan on using our flowing crystalline glaze for these.

These cups are mine.  I threw them out of porcelain and then applied a red clay slip.  I carved and did a wash away technique to reveal various designs.   I also plan to use our flowing crystalline glazes on these.  This will be the first time doing something like this under our glazes.  I made plenty so I will have many to pick from.  I am excited as to where this experiment will lead us.


mandolinartist aka amanda said...

These look great! I look forward to seeing them glazed as well.

Greensboro Daily said...

Hi! We're about about an hour and a half north in Greensboro. Tomorrow, on our daily blog, we mention Seagrove and feature a pottery photo. Please try to drop by and comment. We hope to feature more NC pottery at some point.

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JLK said...

I love your carved cups. I can't wait to see the end results!

Bruce and Samantha said...

Thanks Amanda and Jennie, we are looking forward to seeing them finished as well. Because these are the first run like this we are trying not to project how they will come out too strongly.

The photo images on Greensboro Daily Photo blog are really good.