At the old kiln site are lots of potters showing off their skills, and demonstrating some of the old techniques. Enjoy these videos of these events!
I have put a few more videos and photos on my Picasa site - it was such an interesting place and a lovely location with long walks around the park and the lake.
In my studio I have just delivered lots of stock to the shops, in time for the Christmas shoppers. I'm playing around with decals on tea sets, but not quite working yet, so I'll wait until I have a good result. Getting close, I'm just having trouble with the thickness of the glaze on the cool ice, which is causing it to look yellowish.
Does anyone have a good clear glaze recipe for 1170degC that does not contain zinc oxide or too much gerstley borate? I use one of the Hesselwaite and Roy recipes, which is a great glaze for most things, but is looking a bit yellow on this - the recipe I have adapted is:
Soda Feldspar 31
G Borate 10
Any ideas how to adapt it to make it really, really clear?
All for this week - don't forget to check out Mud Colony for this week.