by Marsha Neal Studio
For this month, I am re-focusing on some previous Cone 6 tests I did with a couple of Spectrum Black underglazes that I really liked (#515 and #611) and three Coyote Clay Crawl Glazes (Brown, Blue, Green).
Upper Left: November 2010 Test Tile
Upper Right: Detail of area I am most interested in
Bottom Left: August 2010 Test Tile
Bottom Right: Focus Crawl Tiles - upper IP207, bottom UG611 both with green crawl.
I really liked some of the test tile results with the underglazes, and wanted to create some finished work using these.
I also tried & liked the Georgies Interactive Pigment #207 on a few tests back in August - especially with the Coyote colored celadon glazes layered on top, and wanted to see how the crawl glazes worked with it. And since I just received three more of Coyote's crawl glazes in Croc, Black and White - I figured why not run some tests with them all in the same firing for better comparable results.
These pictures are the Underglaze Test Repeated.
Above = pre-firing. Below = post firing.
Square tile cut in half horizontally: top half #515, bottom half #611.
Then the crawl glazes were applied in 3-4 coats Vertically over the Underglazes:
Blue, Green, Brown, Croc, White, Black.
The rounds were done because I wanted to see the glaze reaction to the texture.
These are the IP207 test tiles - painted in the exact same way as the tiles above, except coated entirely with the IP instead of half & half:
The results were a little more "blah" than what I wanted currently.
Probably because I am so smitten with how it looks with the underglazes that these were just eh.
You never know though - this may be exactly what I need for something I can create in the future...
Want to see what I have actually made, and finished using these tested techniques?
Small finger bowl inside view (look at those patina looking cracks…)
The under-side (doesn't it look like an old rusted thing…)
And a couple of pendants good for "large" earrings or two individual pendants for necklaces.
See more "Crusty Porcelain" pieces in my Etsy Shop.
It's amazing to actually get to a point where you understand how the glaze works and you paint it on to get specific results. For as much as you can "control" your results anyway...
Here is a little visual peek at what I am working on for next month's post:
Using that IP207 with the Colored Celadons again.
I loved the first IP207 + Coyote Colored Celadon test tile.
I was confused by the first trials (which color is which?).
Frustrated at the next trials (too washed out, not enough of this watery blue/green).
Then finally after some time away from them - have come back with new eyes…
And I am finding success…
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Have you been testing any glazes?
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