Friday, February 4, 2011

The Fuzzies

Here is the Fuzzy Yellow pot that got fired the other day. It is pretty nice and the glaze eventually behaved. I had to scrape the glaze off the top of the pot 3 times before I finally got it to stick. The pot was glazed by brushing.

Here is the Fuzzy Green glaze that I mentioned. This one just came out this afternoon and it is still on its pedestal, glazed to its catcher. Another hard glaze to make work. What really attracts me to these fuzzy glazes is how nice they feel in your hand. They are really smooth and the glaze also has some internal sparkling and you can see little specks when the light is just right. It's obvious that this is a matte glaze, but this is the most matte of all the glazes I use. Nothing shiny about it, except for that little sparkle.

I fire these mostly one at a time, and change things between firings. I have another pot in tonight, a Fuzzy Green but with a very different firing profile, so it should be quite different. Though I do like this one. And another one for tomorrow night.

Another thing I am trying to do is figure out just which parts of the crystal grow at which temperatures, so I can design effects because different colors happen at different temperatures. So this pot had just two holds beyond the top temperature and yet the crystals are very complex. I was expecting something much more simple but am not complaining.


nick friedman said...
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nick friedman said...

Hey John,

Those are both very beautiful! I love the crystals on a matte surface.

Lookout Mountain Pottery said...

really wonderfull crystals

Linda Starr said...

love that fuzzy green.

JoAnn F. Axford said...

These are incredible John. Will they be on display at NCECA???? I can't wait to see more of your work in Tampa when I am there.

John Tilton said...

I will for sure have some of these at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, and maybe at USF, if there actually is a show at USF featuring old graduate's work.