|Bowl mould circa 35cm dia.|
I also explored different methods of colouring the slip and ways of layering the colours into the moulds.
Unfortunately the results always ended up like this:
I decided that the universe way trying to tell me to work in a different way, so I have changed my direction completely, and have started to make bowls in a much more solid form.
|Geology slab bowls roughly measure 20 x 20 x 30 cm|
The idea is that they look like they have been roughly hewn from the ground, with a bowl hollow carved into the 'rock'.
This then led to the idea of creating strata layers within the rock-like slabs. I added red iron, raw sienna, and yellow ochre to the clay.
The result is a much more substantial bowl, and Im excited in the direction my work is taking.
Fingers crossed it survives the firing. Next, to experiment with glazes that replicate rust!