Category Archives: Glazes and Techniques

Shots of Pots on the Cheap and Low Tech

 I’ve been shooting images of my ceramic works for the last 20 years. I learned out of necessity, simply because, I wasn’t going to pay the high prices that “professional” photographers wanted for less than expected results with strings attached. … Continue reading

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Collecting Nuka…

Here’s today’s Ash Tenmoku and Nuka glazed Matcha Chawan from last week’s firing. I was fired to ∆10 (2345F) in reduction in my small kiln. It measures 3″ h. x 5-3/8″ and feels real nice in the hands. I never … Continue reading

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I Got Interrupted…Redux

In my previous post “I Got Interrupted”, I talked about being interrupted when mixing a shino glaze and making mistakes in the batch which resulted in unusual and interesting results. I fired the small kiln a few days ago and … Continue reading

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I Got Interrupted…

The past holiday season was quite busy around the studio and gallery, with lots of people coming and going. It’s one of the drawbacks of having your work space adjacent to and in combination with an art gallery (SHY RABBIT … Continue reading

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Tenmoku Glaze Recipe, ∆10 reduction

  Whiting   16.00 Custer Spar   44.00 OM-4   10.00 Silica   22.00 Wood Ash (unwashed)   7.00 ADD: RIO    9.0 Notes: This is a ∆10 Reduction glaze that will fire to a dark brown to black and … Continue reading

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First of 2011

I fired the small kiln yesterday and thought I would post a group of Yunomi, the first of the new year. Here’s hoping that this year goes a little slower than last. 2010 was, by far, the fastest year of … Continue reading

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Tenmoku on the Move

I’m often asked what glaze combination I use to get the two tone effect shown on the Tenmoku Tea Bowl and Sake Cup below. The fact is it’s only one glaze, the Tenmoku. I achieve this result by glazing the … Continue reading

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Fired Results from “Shino First…Really?” Post

I fired the three yunomi that where in my last post, I thought it would be good to follow-up with the final results to close the circle. They were fired to ∆10 (2345F) in reduction in my small gas updraft … Continue reading

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Shino First…Really?

You have probably heard the saying…”Shino first or suffer the curse.” This saying pertains to mixing shino with other glazes when glazing a single piece. It is common wisdom to apply shinos first as they tend to be highly viscous, … Continue reading

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Cornelius Shino Redux

I’m a bit cloudy on the source of this glaze, but I seem to remember receiving it from Karen Sullivan who taught ceramics at Cal Poly Pamona College in California (I think) when I attended a firing there with Phil … Continue reading

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