Nebula Glaze? Whaaaaaat?

The folks at Clayscapes Pottery are always creating, exploring, and doing new things – including letting us try new glazes.

Nebula Glaze.  Wow!

 

Here are a few pieces I create most recently:

  • Glazed with a Starry Night base, dipped 1/2 from neck to base with Nebula, topped with a small rim of Cream. The clay body is 66.

  • Glazed with a Starry Night base, 1/4 dipped from neck to middle with Nebula and topped with a angle or rim of Cream.  The clay body is 66.

 

I’ll definitely be exploring more with this Nebula Glaze!

Thank you Clayscapes Pottery!

Wood-firing Prepper

Soon I will be joining forces with my wood-firing citizens to mass produce some of today’s most creative and heart-felt pieces in the area! Last month I finally came out of hibernation (Native American Bear Clan reference LOL) and started working to prepare for the wood-firing. I also had pieces that didn’t make it into the last wood-firing that will be included in the lot, like the “Man Offering” figure below (on the left).

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Additional Love: There was also a story shared with me from a fellow potter that her family & her were excited to incorporate wood from a downed Maple tree. Her pieces were being prepared with this heart-felt natural bond. Perhaps I can share a photo or two of her tree and/or the pieces she created.

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These pieces are getting ready to be bisqued. Later I’ll glaze the interior with a food-safe glaze, and perhaps embellish a few with some distinctive character.

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This wood-firing experience is going to be epic!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates.

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Lid

noun

1.

a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover.

 

Cups, mugs, jar, teapots, vases, boxes – oh my! Put a lid on it LOL

 

My master teacher Millie St. John directed us to focus on lids this semester at Clayscapes Pottery. There are myriad types of lids to play with, to create, to use – all based on one’s intent.  I’ll show pics of lids I made, and hopefully lids other students made this year. In the mean time here is a series of photos of Millie making a lid.

1.  In addition to enjoying learning about and making different types of lids I also thought I’d create pieces for the upcoming wood-firing.  One rule I forgot was that for wood-fired pieces, the lid should extend beyond the lip.  Perhaps like these (photos courtesy of The Spruce):

When it was time for wood-firing I acknowledged the error of my ways several times… a lesson learned.

 

2. The other thing I was interested in trying was combining my finished pieces with a crystal or stone. Here are the wood-fired finished pieces that were fashioned with a crystal or stone fully with mindfulness and sage.

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Mindfulness & Heart Intent -OneidaShark Pottery