Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ambitious weekend

This last post for Mud Colony sets up an ambitious weekend.

I often make lists so this is one for this weekend

Two of which I have already completed. Namely finding some pin bails for some pendants and flattening the bottom of my plate mould so my plates don't spin.

Big ticket items are finishing the neriage block, making some stripped slabs and making a new big plate mould.

It's amazing how timing is everything in ceramics. The neriage and stripped slabs are top of the list so I can get enough for a bisque firing and then a glaze firing for my cone 6 coloured clay. I got distracted and started working back in stoneware but would like to finish off some cone 6 stuff so I can end the year with "something complete"... Oh the long process!!

Saturday progress was good.

Started with finishing off some neriage.

Then I got my new plaster mould made and setting

The next was the make some more stripped plates. Below is the neriage plate at the back and two stripped bowls which I am pretty happy with

As this is not glazed yet its hard to tell colour. Here is a test to give you an idea of the finished colours

Sunday was less productive but I did get my dinner plate mould finished which is great.

All in all a successful weekend. The only thing not complete was the throwing of some mugs but I will get to that this week I think.

Thank you for reading my blog during this year all the best for the festive season and a very productive muddy new year to the Mud Colony mob.

See you all next year!

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  1. The plates look amazing Amy. :)

    1. Thanks. I have another bisque packed and ready to go. I hope to do a glaze firing by the 20th. Can't wait to get some glaze on them!