Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Here is the local clay which is decomposed mountain material, quartz, mica, feldspar, fired to cone 8. It began to self-glaze even in the electric kiln. Other examples below include two pieces of true rice hull ash nuka iron blue, a well used tea bowl, and a new bowl with a gloss glaze Hansen is beginning to now use.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sometimes it seems like a hard sell trying to get appreciation for mid-fire electric. Hansen was told by a great master potter that if he could make good pots this way, he could make good pots in any other firing atmosphere. It is all in the making of good pots, not the finishes that go over them. And it sounded like a challenge.