Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: glaze

So this is just a quick reminder of what the bowls looked like after I glazed them with bubbles.
If you missed the earlier blog post explaining the whole process, just scroll back a bit.

And this is what the same bowls look like AFTER the cone 10 gas reduction  firing.
I must admit that I’m “pleased” with the results… but not thrilled. I like the effect. I like the process. I like the fun of playing with bubbles. I just think that I would have preferred a different base glaze choice. The glaze sample I was looking at was on stoneware with iron. My bowls were made with B-Clay. I didn’t take that into consideration during our class demo. So in my mind I was expecting the base glaze to be an orangey-rust-color like the sample… and not a crystal grayish-white shino!. Not that this is bad, it’s just not what I had pictured in my mind.

Base glaze of Lau Shino and glaze bubbles of Temoku.

Base glaze of Lau Shino and glaze bubbles of Rutile Blue.

Base glaze of Lau Shino and glaze bubbles of Antique White.


Melissa Rohrer

September 6th, 2015

I like it, but I understand what it’s like to have that preconceived picture in your head.

Mary S.

January 29th, 2017

I think it may be nicer with an underglaze and then a clear glaze on top. I just wonder if the soap will burn out and not affect the clear glaze.

January 31st, 2017

MARY – I love this idea… I’ll need to give it a try!!! Might turn out a little “crisper” where the bubbles were?!

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