Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bamboo Vase

This Bamboo Vase by Estelle is one where the curtain of green glaze shows well. At the end of the firing we would oxidise for about half an hour which would cause the last coats of ash to melt and run giving this curtain of glaze on the surface of the pot.

1 comment:

  1. The bamboo form is very appealing. Does the oxidising for the last half hour raise the kiln temp?..and therefore help the ash to flow?
    From looking at my examples it seems that temps below 1280 might have been used to get the glaze effects....perhaps in the 1250 range? Just trying to reason why the glaze looks the way it does. One thing that I can't really reproduce is the heat work.....