Finally, I got to visit Catherine Rehbein at the opening of her home-grown gallery, and purchase several of her pieces. She has many photos on her profile page here C6P, and she has her own Webite catherinerehbein.com. Like a cub reported, I messed up camera settings and ruined all my photos there, except this one of her in front of her newly remodeled gallery which, so far, is only open 4 days per year. Talk about an exclusive place! Salud, Catherine -- You have done very well for yourself.
Catherine, it is so great to see you back again. I for one have missed you a lot. Please let us know if you have any exhibitions coming up. I would very much like to come for that and to meet you in person.
Thanks Catherine. On the blog, the first two pictures are actually the same pot, just different angles. I have had some luck getting the warm brown with used barn straw (used as in the cows used it!) The straw has been urine soaked and then dried out. I suspect that is where the salt comes from and who knows, maybe that's where the brown comes from. In this firing I had mostly bisque ware fired to cone 010, but that particular piece was fired to cone 06. I have had the same brown happen before and always on the pieces fired to cone 06. I suspect that being less porous, it absorbed less carbon and only got to brown instead of black. I did have some copper carbonate in this firing, but not near that pot. It's all guess work and experimenting. I love it!!
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