Monday, March 31, 2014

Day 29

Some interesting effects from my test firing.

All the pieces were glazed with combinations of oxides with no other materials like the classic 1:4 Cu:Mn bronze.

This time I didn't want the metallic gold. I was after matt black, but I guess where you have copper and manganese it is going to try its hardest to happen.

Some look old and weathered with a quasi-ancient quality. Early Chinese pottery often emulated bronze forms anyway.
Sort of puts me in league with the fake antiquity market we visited in Jingdezhen.
Tick that box.


Packed ready for the last Black Firing tomorrow. A beautiful warm day. Good weather predicted for tomorrow too.

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