Since this is our first week back, and my starting week in ceramics 3, I thought I would try my hand at a new batch of clay (cool black clay that I’ve never used before) and make something before I started on my first project. It’s going to be a simple box with a design on it, but I don’t know what yet. I’m thinking of some ideas but nothing set in stone yet.
We’re down to the Monday group, so I got to go today. I have to say, I was pretty disappointed on how my stuff turned out. I had expected to look completely different from how it did. I think that this is due in part to the delay on the cone 10 kiln, so I didn’t get to reference the test tiles I had made when glazing my stuff. In spite of my misgivings and apprehensiveness, however, I was assured that my pieces did turn out visually better than what I thought they did.
So we started our final critique today, and it was split into two groups. One group goes today, and the other goes on Monday. I’m in the Monday group, so I just got to see and critique other people’s stuff.
In the midst of things we had a guest speaker come in and talk for about an hour today. He gave us these cool decal stickers to stick on our car.
So the gas kiln is down, which means that anything above cone 10 won’t be fired until it’s fixed (which includes my test tiles). Huge setback.
Just finished with the side pieces, as far as building goes. Once they get fired they should be ready to be glazed.
Taking some time to do some side work and make some plates and bowls (mostly bowls though). Not pictured, but I also made some test tiles for glazes so that I can know what the colors will look like on this kind of clay.