Gustav Weiß describes on his page in the internet a possibility to create glazes for the electrical kiln (oxygene atmosphere), that show an “inner reduction” without changing the kilns atmosphere. The principle is rather simple: Silicium, added to the glaze, will absorb the oxygene from the metal oxides in the melt and the desired reduction… Read More
Yes, I am a physicist and hence I do not believe. But because I do not believe, I must experiment and measure. Gustav Weiß has published an article in the internet about the use of Efficient Micro Organisms (EM) to avoid re-oxidation of metals in a melted glazes under silicium induced intrinsic reduction. The EMs… Read More
It is always worth to look closer to glazes and ceramic surfaces. You can find details on the surface, that are opening a completely new world. For this I would like to point to the chapter “The Beauty is Hidden in the Details” in my shop.
The firing in May produced many accent pots for the shop but also a large amount of bonsai pots, where I tested my new glazes. Many of the glazes are very promising and bonsai pots with this glazes will be seen in the shop in the future.
This post will show pictures of one of my Gozu glazes, Lucas glaze, Some Bright Green, Tenmoku, Pale Ash, Celadon 3 and a Flake Shino that got too much salt and ash. Gosu Glaze Lucas Glaze Some Bright Green Tenmoku Pale Ash Seladon 3 Flake Shino
This post will show pictures of Shrinking Shino, the Baltic Sea glaze this time in woodfiring, Celadon 4, Malcom Shino and a local Loess glaze. Shrinking Shino Baltic Sea Glaze Celadon 4 Malcom Shino Local Loess Glaze
This post will show pictures of a Nuka glaze with extra iron, American Shino, Pier Black, Haystack Orange and Reitz Green. Nuka Glaze with Iron American Shino Pier Black Haystack Orange Reitz Green
The focus of theses firings was on tea ceramics and glazed bonsai pots. Some containers and cups were also in the kiln. The results are remarkable and can be seen in more detail in the following posts.
The wood firing in may 2018 was spectacular. The weather was perfect and we fired 2 kilns. Some impressions of the firing can be seen below. The results of the experiments will be described in more detail in the following posts. All in all I am absolutely happy, however I have already more ideas… Read More
Because of my bonsai pots I am always looking for a red stoneware clay that is frost resistant and has exactly the color, THE color, a dark, violet red-brown that is simply not describable. Some years ago I experimented with various iron oxides and could achieve very good results. Only the application of the iron… Read More
In the internet one can find respectable and dubious offerings and it is difficult for visitors to judge the character of the page owners barely based on the internet representation. At the end all comes back to the question of confidence. This goes both ways, trust into the vendor and trust into the buyer. As… Read More
Chawan 4586 Hello, I plan to show periodically some of the products for sale in more details. Today I describe a tea bowl, the Chawan 4586. Data: Material: Stoneware clay. A lightly grogged white clay body. Production: Base shape thrown on pottery wheel, partially formed manually afterwards. Dimensions: Diameter approx. 11cm, Height approx. 8cm Firing:… Read More
For all of you, that do not follow my blog, I write here some words about the Baltic Sea Challenge. This summer we had the funny idea to develop a glaze, that consists completely out of stones that can be found of the shore of the Baltic sea. Talcum and firestone (quartz) are available of… Read More
Because I like you all so much, I will give you a rebate of 10% for all purchases from December 1st to December 31st. The first peals of the church bells at midnight is the end. In combination with the $5 voucher that you can get for subscribing the newsletter you can well make a… Read More