Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Lava Glazes

“Blue & Gold Luster Crater Vase,” 7 inches (18 centimeters) in height, with Crater Underglaze, then Top Crater Glaze was applied thickly. After reaching Cone 04 in a 7¹/2-cubic-foot top-loading kiln, it was cooled to 1350°F (732°C) with the damper open. Then the damper was closed and 5–7 lbs of eucalyptus wood was inserted.
Ceramics Monthly
November 2005

I have started some experiments with lava glazes. I like the unevenness of this particular piece and the subtle colours ~ although this was created in a  reduction atmosphere. I might try re-firing some of the pieces I have done in the Raku kiln (hopefully firing tomorrow with Roz) and see what happens!