Been a while since I posted anything. Took a break from burnout for about 7 months.

This is a result of a lot of testing of random surface designs and glaze mixtures. This is the best result I have gotten so far. Sharing for thoughts.

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Comment by Erik Evans on May 9, 2017 at 9:08pm

Now, ain't that the best?  Nice work.  I know that feeling.  Excited for you.  The freshness of a pot at this stage is so seductive.  Such a shame we can't capture that indefinitely.  Good luck!

Comment by Joseph Fireborn on May 9, 2017 at 8:39pm

Yea no problem. Thanks for commenting. I haven't done much work with this lately, been making different things and testing a lot. I have been wedging in course grog and sand in my new work. I threw some pots today without sand and grog and I felt empty. I doubt I will continue throwing without sand/grog in the future. Just so much more satisfying for what I want in my work. 

Here is the best greenware pot I have made yet:

Comment by Erik Evans on May 9, 2017 at 8:36pm

Awesome.  Thanks.  

Comment by Joseph Fireborn on May 5, 2017 at 7:37pm

Oh, and this was just a bunch of glazes layered in a unique way along with a lot of finger swipes, cuts in the surface etc. No rough particles here. But I am currently testing course grog and sand in my porcelain work. Really enjoying the texture.

Comment by Joseph Fireborn on May 5, 2017 at 7:36pm

Sure! Thanks.

Here is a link to a larger photo of it.

I have put this on the back burner for a while. Working with black porcelain at the moment. Trying a lot of new things.

Comment by Erik Evans on May 5, 2017 at 7:33pm

Impressive results here, sir.  Is a rough mix or coarse particle size part of your bag of tricks?  And would you mind posting slightly larger photos?  Pots like these beg to be examined more closely.  Nice to see you back.


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