Monday, 14 December 2015

And they are fired

Inpatient as I am, I opened the kiln and got the tests out with the thick gloves. I have a lovely variety of colours here, and texture is really nice:

They start making more sense when I organize them into triaxial blends:

here are a few close ups. I anticipate many hours of playing , sorting and examining....

Red tile is the only one with the stain as colourant (10% signal red). I run out of test tiles and base glaze to test 7.5%, 5% and 2.5%....for now.....

Interesting glaze. I am getting green from cobalt, pale blue from copper and yellow from iron. No chrome - tin pinks though. I like the darker blush at the bottom edge of some tiles.


  1. wonderful results... do you fire in reduction, gas or oxidisation, electric?

  2. Hi Anna,
    I fire in electric kiln to 1220 degrees Celsius ( cone 6)

  3. YOU ran out of test tiles? YOU? great results can't wait to see them in the flesh Andrea.

  4. Your process and results are very impressive! Thanks for sharing such precise instructions.

  5. Wow, what beautiful results! Now I'm REALLY looking forward to the January workshop Andrea,
    Paula B

  6. what base glaze did you use? also wonderful research and documentation of the process!