I spent much of the summer throwing pots, and learning how to work in porcelain-a beautiful, translucent clay, that requires a little bit of extra care and a lot of patience.
I had to take a break for a few months, so that I could do some glaze testing…and here are the results!!!:
I FINALLY think I have a recipe for BLUE!!! The blues I was used to with stoneware were too fluid on porcelain…the colors had a tendency to slide around.
I also have a decent RED, ORANGE and PURPLE!
The YELLOW I was hoping for was a little less vibrant that what I wanted, but it’s a nice toned color that will pair nice with some others. I’m still working on a GREEN…I have learned that a glaze recipe that doesn’t include zinc helps it stay a little bit brighter.
I’ve put these tiles through a stress test: freezing them, then dropping them into boiling water ( a few times)
The glazes all fit, so I’M BACK IN THE CLAY STUDIO!!! Hope to have new pots soon!