Shallow wheel thrown bowl, with a bleeding black and grey in-glaze brush decoration
Shallow wheel thrown bowl made of terracotta stoneware. The bleeding in-glaze wash decoration, is created by interaction of the wash with the modified Janet DeBoos glaze which has zirconium in it. It doesn't look like this until it comes out of the kiln. It is critical with this effect to have the right amount of thickness of glaze, too much and the pot will be glued to the kiln shelf, something that has happened in my last firing! Too little, and there will be no bleeding effect and the surface will be a orangey and a little dry.
Wheel-thrown shallow pottery bowl with in-glaze wash design of a meandering circular line brushed on and several spotty dots on a creamy glaze breaking to orange at the rim
Wheel-thrown pottery shallow bowl with meanering feathery line in black over cream breaking to orange glaze.
Plate in the loopy series
A wheel thrown plate made of Terracotta Coloured Stoneware, with a Janet DeBoos recipe and an inglaze 'loopy' brushed decoration in black uses a wash recipe made with dark oxides, the orange and cream are a result of changes of thickness of the glaze. The loopy design is part of a series and reflects a happy state.
Wheel-thrown bowl with black loopy brush decoration.
Terracotta Stoneware bowl with a Janet Deboos glaze on that breaks to orange and inglaze decoration from brushed oxide mix wash. The decoaration is three looping lines and a rough circle framing the design.
Wheel-thrown pottery bowl in terracotta stoneware with hand-cut fluted texture and white glaze.
Wheel thrown pottery bowl in wheel thrown terracotta coloured clay with hand-cut fluting using several strokes of a hack-saw blade, and a white glaze breakingover the fluted edges.
Wheel-thrown cup Terracotta stoneware with blue striated underglaze and textured glaze.
Wheel-thrown cup. Terracotta stoneware, with striated blue underglaze created with a pastry brush, under modied DeBoos glaze with zirconiun silicate for fine crystals, which breaks to orange on edges and where thin.
Wheel thrown cup with nested diamond pattern brushstrokes
Wheel-thrown cup in terracotta stoneware, with a white glaze and bleeding in-glaze oxide wash design of nested diamonds shaped brushstrokes.
Terracotta stoneware cup with blue flower pattern handle decoration
Cup in a terracotta Stoneware, decorated with blue striated underglaze pattern applied with a pastry brush, over terra sigillata. The handle is decorated with a blue flower design using Japanese tissue transfer. The glaze has fine crystals in it from zirconium silicate modifying a Janet DeBoos glaze recipe.
Wheel-thrown pottery cup, with stork scissors and flower-pattern over bright yellow slip.
Wheel thrown pottery cup. Made from terracotta stoneware, coated with warm coloured terra-sigillata (a fine clay coating), then paper cut-out slip resist of yellow.
Yellow slip-decorated cup with a mending theme
A terracotta stoneware cup, decorated with a slip resist pattern. The yellow slip is applied over paper cut-out resists, these are applied over a coating of of creamy terra-sigilatta. Then sgrafitto details are incised out, including the words "Mending is an act of rebellion." incised along with other details of the imagery.as sgrafitto.
Crystals have formed in the firing on this cup
This terracotta earthenware cup was three times. The result of this is some beautiful blue crystals. This is a definite one-of, the person who has it, has the only one.