this blog is about my life as an artist; about painting and about pottery and the way I try to merge between them.
I am an artist since many years. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls, and a cat. Since June 16, 2009, I am also a grandmother to a little baby girl, named Noy.
I live in the northern part of Israel, in the city of Haifa, and
have located my studio in the Druze minority village Usfie.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
story of the Sapphire Blue
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.
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...