Well, theres not much i can add to this but oh bugger!
Testing the Janet De Boos glaze 29 again cone 03-02, this time i had a good bend at 02 in the middle of the kiln. So that’s the temperature right, and the fritt substitution was right according to supplier, but i’m not so sure…i imagined cream coffee was like a more opaque milky coffee?
Tested on the white stoneware, terracotta and the smooth white clay . Curious that the red copper oxide seemed to just coat the water and not absorb so skipped that one.
Now i just have to work out what’s what and do tests using a clear gloss base for #1, #2 and #3, and add an extra 4% iron oxide to the Janet de boos glaze #8,and maybe a lighter red iron oxide wash over #8, to see if i get a brown i like for the rumpots.
I have been loading the kiln for a bisque fire today, all done by 8pm. What are the standing Angels for The Domain Christmas Craft Market still doing over there!
Okay, so it isn’t all done, one more re-arrange of the kiln to make room for the Angels and it will be, did i really start loading at 11am 🙂
Caffeine or sleep …..hmmm?
Woops, they rolled into each other! A definite slumping fail but pretty in my window 🙂
Squeezing in a last minute firing in the kin before the market on Sunday, should be done by 2am. I’m on my second pot of strong tea and hanging in there, not long now.
The things we do for love aye!
Update: This is the one I will take tomorrow, the others got a bit too wonky, lesson learned 😉
Well…the glass seed beads were a disaster, were they even glass? They bloated, lost all colour and must have given off some kind of gas to make not so beautiful air bubbles. Will chalk that one up to experience.
Luckily I have just a few more empties, and on the shelf below 2 bottles fused together woops 🙂
Just switched off kiln and am letting the bottles cool naturally overnight.
One of my more nerve wracking experiments, but I am resisting the urge to think about the worst case scenario, just going to look forward to the morning when all will be revealed 😉
Morning update: I couldn’t resist a sneaky peek into the kiln just now, it’s still fairly hot so risked a bit of thermal shock but it was worth it, just had to see if it worked!