29 August 2008

Test Tiles

I'm still testing a bunch of different slips and glazes and I like to apply them to tiles that can be used later on. These are each about 3" square and 5/8" thick, basically sturdy floor tile. LibertyTown has old tests installed all over the place!
I raw glaze most of my work (except for pots with crackle slip) and I had a problem with a lot of the glaze on glaze pouring that I did...the top glaze seems to pull the bottom glaze right off the rim and they both fall off. I'm not sure if it's a recipe problem or an application problem...or a shino problem, since that's the two base glazes that are troubling me.

3 comments:

Patricia Griffin said...

What an engaging way to do test tiles, which normally seems like such a chore.

rachael said...

hey dan,
i'm linking your blog to mine!

i started one when i moved to the city, its rachaelgtaylor.blogspot.com

kisses

Hollis Engley said...

Lovely little tiles, Daniel. And I assume they get saved for the wood kiln? Love the bottles in the earlier post, too, especially the little, tiny, teensy-weensy flowers studded over the surface.
Just fired today, Saturday, so will have new pots tomorrow morning. And check out the blog, hatchvillepottery.blogspot.com, inspired by you and Michael Kline. And you were right about using Mozilla to post photos.
See you soon.
Hollis