Thursday, March 21, 2013

Black and White Pottery - Black Wash Underglaze Results

Salt Cellar in Black Wash Underglaze

I fired a few pieces of the black washed pots.  


Love Birds Ring Dish in Black Wash

I didn't fire the pitcher and some of other pieces that I glazed in black wash.  I decided to wait and see how these pieces turned out.


Dip Bowl in Black Wash

It was a fun technique to try.   I was actually hoping for a rustic feel, but I think the black gives more of a goth feel.  

These pots available for purchase in my etsy shop!

All designs and photos herein are owned by and ©Copyright Cindy Gilliland 2013.

8 comments:

  1. I have loved using the black underglaze under transparent celadon glazes; actually that salt cellar with spoon on etsy is beautiful! it's such a long process, isn't it?

    re: your last post--- what cone did you fire the shino to? There wasn't a comment section on that blogpost.

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    1. Hi Amy, The black wash is actually not as difficult as the process for my flower garden series. It is a neat technique, but on my pottery, it feel severe, cold and colorless. It's just not a good fit for my work.

      The jug was glazed in cone 6 shino. A layering of coyote shinos. If you layer shinos be warned.. they run, hence the low dizzle effect.

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  2. Hi Cindy,
    I really like it on the dip bowl just as it is. I think that's because it has no heart or flower in a bright color to compete with the wash and make it look flat. If you have a few test pieces available, I wonder how the black wash would look under celadon (as Amy says) and also under some other lightish color with some translucence?

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  3. Hi Mimi, I think you're right. The red steals the show.

    I have a translucent green and a teal celadon. They aren't actually light color, but the additional color may subtle out the boldness of the black wash. I'll test them out on my next firing. Maybe a good option for the pitcher.

    Thanks Ladies!

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  4. I love the way the texture on that spoon in last photo stands out.

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    1. Hi Melissa, I totally love the spoon too.
      Thanks :)

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  5. I really love salt cellar with the red rose. I think the black wash on it's own can just end up looking a little grey, but with red or maybe yellow highlights it would really be cool.

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    1. Hi Cazz, Tammy Jo (Hobby Potter) did a piece with black wash then added hints of multi colors. The results were pretty cool. Tammy Jo is a natural at this technique. She makes butterflies, platters, just all kinds of very pretty pieces.

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