My pottery creations on and off the wheel.

Test tiles and lessons today.

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Todays lessons

  • i do like the way rutile added some variation over coloured slips, with some grainy texture and shades of yellow/ brown depending on how thickly i applied it, and pools nicely into texture.
  • the yellow hue added by the 8% rutile subdues colours too much for my liking could test smaller amounts but don’t think will bother.
  • rutile reacts in a nicer way when i have put it in the glaze with colouring oxides and stains so that they are in suspension together, not over a bisqued -slip so that doesn’t need anymore testing.
  • bronze oxide underfired, will re-visit that one later but like the dry look.
  • recycling the glass bottle worked better than the beads.
  • took a punt on glazing the flowers before testing the effect of the rutile but the test tiles show me what i wanted to know and for some of them the loss or change of colour will be worth the compromise for the added texture,  so am glad i did it 🙂

Food for thought


Previous testing had results i like better.



Author: Danielle

There are two things that without, I wouldn't recognise my life. One is my cheeky beagle Baxter who answers to all sorts of endearments starting with "B" except his actual name :-) and my pottery. They both make me happy and hopeful.

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