he second test bowl I fired on Tuesday yielded some nice results. The glaze base with varying amounts of iron added looks good, especially the 7-10% range. I think we will do a tenmoku glaze for the bouja with a shingle ash base and maybe the iron that Dom made from the metal remnants of the barn. However, the ash plus clay recipes that I tried again, this time with ‘green hole’ and ‘black hole’ clay from the farm, still are bubbly. I think it is due to the presence of alkali in the ash.
The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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