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.
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.
have also used Val's Turquoise, and Mastering Cone 6 Semi mate Blue. I love
Semmimate Blue MC6 with Fall Creeck Shino
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
I really would like to know, how did I really get that beautiful Sapphire
Green? And how shall I get that same color again?
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...