Monday, May 17, 2010

Glazed Porcelain

Set of 4 Bowls, 3"x 6", porcelain,
mulitiple glazes.

10" Porcelain Plate,
multiple glazes.

6" Porecelain Bowl,
multiple glazes
applied by dipping.

6" Porcelain Plate,
Celedon glaze,
black slip inlayed details.

10" Porcelain Plate,
multiple glazes
applied by pouring method.
I couldn't wait to post a few pictures from the kiln.
My porcelain bisque pieces from my last post turned
out with some nice surprises!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bisqued Porcelain and a New Image!

Large Porcelain Bowl

Porcelain Bowl Sets of 4

Porcelain Plates with in layed black slip

I'm finally back in the studio after much overseas travel including an extra 7 days in Italy because of volcano ash last month. I have been on the road 5 out of the past 9 weeks, which makes it hard to keep that ceramic flow of making, drying and firing.
I've been giving a lot of thought to updating North Star's logo (see above in the banner). I wanted something that would reflect a hand made feel as well as capture my studio location in the woods and of course that North Star that is always present, steady and guiding my creative way. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think of both the logo and banner design.
I have been working the past few weekends in porcelain. Working on several sets of bowls for that morning cereal and a plate shape that is dishwasher friendly. I enjoy much about porcelain from the white clay body to the more saturated color when glazed. Each plate has a small stamped design that I have filled with black slip. I plan on glazing these with a celedon glaze so that the black slip will show throw to the surface. Should work?
Look for more posts as I plan on being much more productive through the summer as my travel schedule is slow until October.