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crhabq

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Nice work. Your cascade has a nice form to it and the glaze is very nice. I like the broken green glaze on the rustic round. I think if this glaze was used on a grey to buff clay body you would have an outstanding pot. Nice texture around the rim too. The shallow round has a lot of visual interest with only the top half glazed. Thanks for posting.
 

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The green rustic is very nice. Any hints on the green crackle glaze?
 
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I really like that cascade glaze and stain combo!:)

Nice contrast and elegance.

What kind of glaze is this? Is it done in an electronic controlled kiln(slow cooled)?

Rob
 

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Thanks for the kind words.

The crackle glaze is Cactus Crawl from Coyote Color & Clay, it was dry brushed over a thin layer of their shino glaze over an iron oxide wash. The clay is grogzilla.

The shallow and cascade were made from scraps, the former used iron matt glaze over black mountain sculpture and the latter I layered the glazes and fired twice. 1 coat of iron matt was applied to 3/4 of the pot then fired, after cooling a coat of saturated iron covered the top half and on top of that another coat of iron matt was applied to the top. I really liked the result
 
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The gray background works well with your pieces. Do you use a photo cube or studio in your home?
 

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Heh :) I am learning as much about photography in these threads as pottery. The lighting is perfect for these pots, and the graduated grey background works well. I wonder what a tree would look like in your tent? (hint, hint)
 

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How about a succulent bonsai? I didn't make the pot, but I did raise the plant from a seedling.



Shooting these type of photos you need a camera that you can adjust f stop, shutter speed and white balance. Tough to do with a point and shoot, I use a DSLR.
 
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I think I would like to have one of those too. Although, at $124 a pop, I am going to have to keep using my black felt. Must save for a bigger kiln you see. Priorities, priorities;)
 

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How about a succulent bonsai? I didn't make the pot, but I did raise the plant from a seedling.



Shooting these type of photos you need a camera that you can adjust f stop, shutter speed and white balance. Tough to do with a point and shoot, I use a DSLR.
The lighting is excellent. I really like the nice soft even glow. I normally keep a point and shoot in my apron pocket while working on my trees, so the photos are normally just quick shots. However we have a DSLR, so I might have to consider my own little light tent to take my photo quality up a notch or ten.
 

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Really nice stuff there Ketoi...I especially like the crackle glaze. Doin good.
 

ketoi

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Thanks biker,

Crawl glazes are my favorites, both mid and low fire types

Cactus crawl


Low fire lava with red accents


Blue crawl on a sandstone body


Black lava
 

ketoi

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As you can see I like crawl glazes, here are 4 more examples

I applied it in vertical strokes to give this squatie pot the appearance of height


The trick to keep the crawl on the bottom of the pot is fire them upside-down




This one warped a bit
 

ketoi

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My 1st attempt at mixing my own glaze, the base is a commercial saturated iron





 

ketoi

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Faceted bowl from a previous thread


I do a lot of this style pot with scraps, then test glazes on them


Not a pot but a tea bowl


Like the glaze but not sure if its the shape or the body color that is putting me off


Another use of leftovers


Testing a green matte on a dark body


Scoop attempt


Should have glazed the feet


1st attempt at a shallow bowl, way too thick


A bit shiny but I like the way the 2 glazes mixed
 

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I like the glaze on this and the pot appears atylish and well built.


I like this one too, but I can see the joint at the corner. If you miter your joints, the seams will disappear.
 
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