Opening a kiln, if you’re a coarse potter like me, is always a bit nerve-wracking – you never know what horrors are going to present themselves.  Fortunately, this kiln only contained routine disappointments – did I tell you about the exploding wads when I took the kiln up to 200 degrees too quickly?    The large white jar is interestingly enough glazed in copper red which for some splendid reason of its own decided to go white – go figure.  The runny ash glazes are solidly reliable. 

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Here are some close ups of the pots and glazes -

Two shaker style storage jars, chun glaze

Two shaker style storage jars, chun glaze

 

Storage jar in celadon, bowls and oven dishes in ash and copper red
Storage jar in celadon, bowls and oven dishes in ash and copper red
Celadon and ash storage jars
Celadon and ash storage jars
Two ash glazed storage jars
Two ash glazed storage jars
An ash and chun glazed casserole
An ash and chun glazed casserole

Well, back to the studio to mix up some of the test glazes in big buckets.  I don’t want to tell you how many buckets of large batches of glazes I have standing around – worked well as a test – didn’t work in full batch or on pots.  The best gift you can give a potter is a genuinely reliable good glaze recipe.  If you like any of these glazes, feel free to ask for the recipes – I can’t guarantee they will work for you, but you’re welcome to try – breaks into insane hysterical laughter…