Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stormtrooper Mug and Glaze Testing

Stormtrooper Mug and Glaze Testing  9-7-14

My grandson pulled his first mug (Stormtrooper mug) from the kiln today.   He made it all by himself, loaded it in the kiln to bisque,  picked out his own glaze, glazed it and loaded it in the glaze kiln.   He did a fantastic job!  He was pretty darn excited when he pulled it out of the kiln.




Most of my test tile results were bad.  The tiles are not worth the time to photograph and write about. Bummed.

Glaze chemistry and glaze testing is going on the back burner for a while. 

10 comments:

  1. Great mug Reilly!
    I'm getting some tests ready myself, although these are all experiments with layering my existing glazes in various combinations.
    Mixing up glazes for tests is so time consuming. It is bound to be a let down when they don't turn out as hoped for.

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    1. Hi Melissa, Good luck with your layering tests. Sounds like fun.

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  2. OH Man, lucky dude created an awesome piece! I hope he keeps creating!

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    1. He was excited with each step of the process. I have a feeling he will be back in the studio to make more..

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  3. It always helps to look at the glaze tests after this disappointment fades a little. Often there IS something worth pursuing.

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    1. I'm already starting to make sense of where I went wrong. I pretty much set myself up for failure in this round of testing.

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  4. So glad your grandson is catching the bug!

    And failures from the kiln are always disheartening, but look at it this way: better the test than the piece you've worked on for days!

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  5. Wow! Your grandson's mug is awesome. I bet he will use it everyday.

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  6. that is fabulous! A new pottery lover in the making.

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