|Slab Day: Cilinder to be pot and shapes cut.|
|Underglaze- bisque fired|
Unlike my usual instinctive and direct approach, ceramics requires a lot more patience than I'm used to. There is an exact order and climatic conditions, and handling procedures, and a degree of witchcraft at the end. Ultimately,
The potential for catastrophe is ever present, in a long committed process. Clay is a fascinating thing with a spectrum of personalities and behaviours, (not all of which exactly match mine), but for the time being I'm hooked and I've already decided to extend my time there.
|I managed to break two within an hour of leaving the place.|
|I quite like this cracked look.|
|Detail of outside. I was expecting this oxide to DO something.|
This slab crank pot did not turn up at all as I anticipated. I can now see that I rushed the process and I missed a chance at leather hard to tidy the geometry. I will be practicing when I can with some clay I bought from Bath Potters Supplies.
Will I get any good at ceramics? We shall see in about 2 decades.