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More Pottery from Krakatoa (experimental)

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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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Hello ATS,
I posted some of my work here before, they were more historic themed pottery pieces, hand made, glazed, and fired by me. This new set was my latest experiment. These were done using Ferric Chloride (acid) and not standard pottery glaze. While wearing protective gloves and an air mask, the ferric chloride liquid is poured onto the piece. Once coated, I sprinkled a small amount of sugar on the piece (creating the white splotches). Then when it dries after a dew minutes, it is wrapped entirely in aluminum foil. They placed into the kiln and fired up to approx 1,100F (a temperature just below the melting point of the aluminum). They are carefully removed from the kiln immediately while still at over 1,000F, unwrapped, a few strands of horsehair are applied to the hot surface to melt and burn. This results in the thin irregular lines on the surface. The pieces are allowed to cool to the touch, cleaned off, and sprayed with an acrylic sealer. The spray brings out the colors from the ferric oxide that you see (reds, mauve, pink). What I like about this techniques is the fact that each piece is unique. There is no way to completely control how they look. In fact, it is entirely up to the "kiln gods" to look upon you and deem if you are worthy of some good pieces.

I'll let you folks tell me if they were favorable to me this time.







If you like them, I will post a few more of some other pieces from this experiment.

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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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Awesome work! Is this just a hobby or also a business? You should put those on Etsy or somewhere similar.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

Mostly a hobby. It is one of my stress relief activities. I do sell a few pieces at local Craft Fairs sometimes though.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous. Love, love pottery. You are truly gifted. The story of each creation is amazing. I'm so envious of your talent. Alas, I have weak hands. Kudos.

So much love and work into each piece; I don't know how you could part with them.
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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 08:31 PM
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I am particularly loving your glazing. My wife throws clay, has a wheel and high fire paragon...i love how you use your glaze
Kudos, thanks for sharing



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 08:40 PM
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Here are a few more.......







posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Very nice



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

your work is really good! I appreciate that you took the time to explain the process, which is unususal, but the results speak for themselves!!



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

your work is really good! I appreciate that you took the time to explain the process, which is unususal, but the results speak for themselves!!



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

your work is really good! I appreciate that you took the time to explain the process, which is unususal, but the results speak for themselves!!



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 10:31 PM
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Few more. This piece really came out nicely. I think if I sell it, the price will be very high indeed.






posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 11:49 PM
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Your work is really nice and artistic. It shows outstanding workmanship and attention to detail so if and when you decide to sell a piece you can command a good price. The mask is most interesting and I really like it. Please though during this time don't descend to anything to do with either of our major political candidates for the White House. Your talents are above them and they are well below. My best,



posted on Oct, 8 2016 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Very cool!



posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa
Love your sweet touch, pun intended. Love your mask. Please post more of your works.

Do you use an electric kiln or a gas fed one? Years ago I thought about making a DIY kiln, couldn't afford one. Even if I saved enough for it, not much space in this hell hole, I mean our place.



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: MaxTamesSiva
a reply to: Krakatoa
Love your sweet touch, pun intended. Love your mask. Please post more of your works.

Do you use an electric kiln or a gas fed one? Years ago I thought about making a DIY kiln, couldn't afford one. Even if I saved enough for it, not much space in this hell hole, I mean our place.



Thanks....I think


It's a propane fired cross-draft kiln. It is small, as kilns go. It was originally built as a Raku kiln, bu does triple duty as a bisque, glaze, Raku kiln now. Made from chicken wire and refractory blanket (like a quilt batting rated up to 2,300F). It is fired with a propane weed burner (makes a nice 3ft flame up to 3,000F).



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa
Sweet!... will be waiting for your post of your new creations.




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