I have my coloured porcelain slips that I wanted to test on the local clays. I have a few new texture tools. I have a pint of sodium silicate. Off we go!
I'm afraid all the photos in this post are pots in their greenware state. That's because none of my pots have made it past the greenware state yet.
This one is pink and orange slips on Black Mountain clay:
I was going to go in and trim those, but Child got ill and I thought I had better stay close to home. Here I've switched to B-Mix. I had some cardboard shapes cut out already, so I am testing the sodium silicate and slip combo with a broomstick pot and a slab pot. Here they are with shapes, slips, and sodium silicate, just waiting to be dry enough for processing.
Just waiting to dry now. Once fired, I will be ready in case anyone sends me Valentine's Day flowers. Gotta plan ahead.
|Ah, but what about the rolled out one? Slips are blue, teal, and chrome green. I rolled in all directions to keep the cracks from being overly directional. The cardboard cutouts split when soaked for so long.|
Now it's just got to dry and be fired. I think I'll glaze this one all clear so it can be used for food. Celery sticks. Cupcakes. Something.
And that is the state of the expanding clay as of today.