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Oldmacman
29-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Here are a few of our more recent efforts. Any comments or suggestions on improving or techniques to try are greatly appreciated. Except for 4 and 6, the exteriors are done with underglaze. I am having a hard time keeping the rim colour from running when it is fired. The worst is on the right edge of number 6.

1.
https://files.me.com/jimmymac8up/wc88ri

2.
https://files.me.com/jimmymac8up/sjw5w6

3.
https://files.me.com/jimmymac8up/tezg8b

4.
https://files.me.com/jimmymac8up/tkr9qh

5.
https://files.me.com/jimmymac8up/8mtl9j

6.
https://files.me.com/jimmymac8up/auwer5

Daesul
29-01-2011, 01:02 PM
I wouldn't worry about the running, it just adds to the handmade charm.

Oldmacman
29-01-2011, 01:20 PM
I wouldn't worry about the running, it just adds to the handmade charm.

Thanks for the encouragement. There are times when I will intentionally be loose as in number 3, but I would like to know (or have a strategy) for maintaining clean rims. I did apply the rim colour on a banding wheel, so it looked pretty good before firing.

I guess I should mention that we use an electric kiln in case that makes a difference to tips. As well, all the glazes above are cone 06, though we do like to use some cone 6 glazes for their oxidation properties.

Rob Hendriks
29-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Nice colorful work !

MornieG Jewellery
29-01-2011, 04:33 PM
Love them. Mo.XX

Curious Cat
29-01-2011, 07:48 PM
Very nice, number 2 is my favourite :)

cj

toppotter
29-01-2011, 09:09 PM
Number 2 for me also

Oldmacman
29-01-2011, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the kind feedback, everyone. If there are any tips or suggestions on how to improve, I promise I have thick skin.

StefC
13-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Please don't make huge efforts to clean line the rims. They'd look dangerously mass produced!

I love them all, but would buy #6, I love the colour contrast and the wavy rim is absolutely part of its charm. Without it it may look too clinically 'right'.

Pretty things
13-02-2011, 01:42 PM
Love 2, 4 & 6, and they're just right as they are. Like the others have said, too clean suggests mass production, and anyway, I like a bit of occasional smudginess.

Salty
13-02-2011, 08:46 PM
They are all lovely. I think when you are making something and keep looking at it over and over, you see every little thing that in the end you feel pokes you in the eye,:mummy: ........... no one else really notices, or even cares, because as others have said that's what makes it individual and beautiful.

zombiecazz
13-04-2011, 03:01 PM
I just love your use of colour.
No. 5 is just fabulous.