The platter survived!
I always photograph as I unpack, first in the kiln then out. The platter was on a half shelf at the top and back. Then these on the top full shelf
I like the seagull bowl, I want to make more of this shape. Just hope it sells!
Cone 9 was down nicely, the berry bowl is glazed with an iron red from Edouarde Bastarache
The bigger bowls are improving, the bolder rim helps keep them round, as well as being a good "full stop" for the shape. The David Leach Celadon has a beautiful feel, but crazes whether reduced or oxidised in the firing. I like both colours. I brushed a little red iron oxide on the impressed decoration before glazing, I could be a bit bolder and use more!
The bottom shelf.
The dark blue "sings" more with a little more heat!
but I possibly need a body that will also take a little more heat! Next time I'll put a cone 10 at the back of the bottom shelf!
Just three boards full.
Now to sort out what I put with the application form for Aberystwyth.....
Edouarde Bastarache's recipe....he has many blogs, this is where I started...
He has a Red Dust recipe (which equates to a steelworks by-product if I remember rightly) which is , for each 1%, Red Iron Oxide 0.82, Silica 0.050, Whiting 0.060, Dolomite 0.050, Zinc Oxide 0.020.
The recipe I tried is a Cornish Stone Iron Red.
Cornish Stone 22, Nepheline Syenite 20, Dolomite 13, Bone Ash 10, Talc 7, China clay 7, Silica 21, Bentonite 1, plus Red Dust 10%
I'm getting reds and greens on this, with blacks and browns. It all depends on the thickness and is very attractive. I'm looking forward to getting it in a reduced atmosphere firing, as that will possibly bring out the reds more