Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sapphire Blue III

Sapphire Blue and Falls Creeck Shino

Yesterday, the glazing process went well, I have checked myself a few times, checked the glaze buckets, the manes, anything to succeed and to achieve the right glaze color. This afternoon I have opened the kiln and was really pleased with the beautiful Sapphire Blue on the dishes.

I have also used Val's Turquoise, and Mastering Cone 6 Semi mate Blue. I love them both.

Semmimate Blue MC6 with Fall Creeck Shino

the outer side of the dishes glazed with Fall Creek Shino, and I have also tried to use a new batch of Waterfall Brown from Mastering Cone 6 book as well. This one came out from the kiln unfortunately, with pinholes… something to check out.

Val's Turquoise, and WB MC6

Now I really would like to know, how did I really get that beautiful Sapphire Green? And how shall I get that same color again?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sapphire Blue II

Kiln was opened today, and the real Sapphire Blue has emerged between the other glazes on the big vase, and on the edges of the dishes.

Inside is the wrong glaze that turned out as a transparent on the relatively dark clay.

I did wash away the glaze of 4 dishes so I can glaze them again, hopefully without mistakes again…

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sapphire Blue

The story of the Sapphire Blue

A few months ago I mixed a glaze by the promising name Sapphire Blue. I was surprised to find out that the glaze came out of the kiln actually green. I thought I probably made a mistake while 
mixing the glaze, by omitting the Cobalt Carbonate while talking on the phone or something.

original sapphire blue

I tried to mix the original one again, this time in a very small amount, and it did came out a  beautiful sapphire Blue.

Very happy, I made a whole new bucket of the first glaze, and changed the name to Sapphire Green.
This time it came out pale orange.

Therefore, I have mixed 3 more litters of the glaze,  repeating very carefully the original recipe; the Sapphire Blue.  If I can't get the Blue again, at least I'll have a beautiful green, but no, not me…
Yesterday I've started a Glazing day, this time with taking photos of every piece after every step, so I can track what I did, when the dishes come out of the kiln.

What a shame

when I looked over the photos I have found out that I used the old bucket with the wrong glaze again… the one that came out orange…
mean time, I have already glazed 6 pieces. 

and also two large vases

spots of the right glaze on top of wrong glaze

I did put some spots of the "right" glaze on top. Now I am waiting to see what a surprise  will come out of the kiln this time... 


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