Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tenmoku glazed bowl; dipped side on.

Glazed Friday night; taken out of the kiln 30mins. ago.
I was glazing late on Friday. It's Winter here and getting dark and cold early. Running low on tenmoku glaze and wanting to load and fire the kiln without making more glaze for the one last bowl; I took a new approach and dipped the bowl sideways. Purposely leaving a gap on the outside as you can see in the photo. I adorned this gap with some dots of different coloured glaze. I think I like it. I think I'll do it to death in the next firing.

tenmoku glaze recipe:
whiting 14%
kaolin 10%
silica 41%
potash feldspar 34%
red iron oxide 8%

Make sure you glaze the vessel thinly, or it will pin hole badly.
Glazed thin, it is super smooth and glossy and breaks to a typical tenmoku tan colour on the rim.

*I always add feldspar last as feldspar tends to settle like corn starch if put in first; making it so much harder to mix and sieve.

Tenmoku: wikipedia link.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mudka: Decorated by Chris Pittard.

A "Mudka" made by Manohar Lul, and decorated by Chris Pittard
From the recent exhibition and auction of traditional Indian mudka at PanGALLERY.

For further reading about this collaboration please click here.

PanGALLERY archive.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shoji Hamada.

Shoji Hamada
Japanese 1894-1978
Worked in England 1920-24
circa 1965 Japan

Collection of:
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Bottle vase 
(c. 1965)
Artist/s name
22.5 x 15.9 x 9.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Mashiko, Japan
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation from the Bequest of Kenneth Hood, Founder Benefactor, 2003
Gallery Location
Not on display

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shiga Shigeo.

Shiga Shigeo
Japanese born 1928
Worked in Australia 1966-79