A glazing ring of fire
Yeah, we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun......John Lennon
Today it is foggy. It's as though the sun is saying--so there! Or maybe it's the fog saying--so there!
I am having fun with porcelain and a few glazes. I found this chun glaze works the best on porcelain. The outside is GA 23 satin glaze. The rim is a chun glaze with .5 copper carbonate as well as the inside.
The outside of this espresso size porcelain cup is chun, inside GA 23 Rusty Bronze. I brushed on some Western Sea Moss (a commercial glaze) just on the outside rim area about 1/2". The GA 23 glaze is not something I put inside functional ware. Only outside. So far my best results using GA 23 have been on porcelain or B-Mix cone 5.
All done electric fire to cone 6.
GA 23 glaze recipe from Michael Bailey's Glazes Cone 6. Chun Clear is a recipe I found years ago online attributed to Leah Leitson. If anyone would like the recipes I will post them next time....
Love is a burning thing---it makes a fiery ring---bound by my wild desire---I fell into the ring of fire
Your description of the eclipse made me think of what folks centuries ago - before we knew what eclipses were - must have thought - surely that the world was about to end. Everything is so eerie and unnatural during an eclipse.ReplyDelete
Your glazes are gorgeous! Luscious - drinking coffee out of that butter-scotchie bronze would be delicious!
I love how you describe the color. When I was little I loved butterscotch pudding! It is luscious and butter-scotchie!ReplyDelete
I agree with two comments before me... Very interesting.ReplyDelete
Thank you for a poetrie too:
"Love is a burning thing---it makes a fiery ring---bound by my wild desire---I fell into the ring of fire" - gorgeous words !
Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment. It is always good to hear from you. Yes, you are right that those are gorgeous words! Johnny Cash was a musical poet and how he could sing.Delete
Your description of the eclipse is wonderful..I hope i'll get the chance to experience it one of these days.ReplyDelete
The ceramic pieces are lovely, I especially like the outside of the bowl glazed with GA 23 satin. It would be great to read the recipes too, thanks.
Hello Mark---I was told there are people who actually travel around the world chasing eclipses. I guess that is not as dangerous as storm-chasing. I would, however, love to see aurora borealis someday.Delete
I will post those recipes. The GA 23 is a Val Cushing satin matte. It is a lovely glaze, but tricky. All the more interesting!