When Two Rights Make a Wrong

The other day I got the bright idea to combine two designs that I’ve mentioned in previous posts (a lightweight bowl made in a wok and a tafoni bowl) into a lightweight, textured bowl with holes carved out of it. I was picturing a gorgeous big fruit bowl that would be alive with texture and weird-shaped holes.

Unfortunately, the results were not what I had envisioned: in the glaze firing the bowl collapsed into a pile of debris, much of which got stuck to the kiln shelf. I guess I should have consulted a structural engineer!  I had to spend an  hour chipping the bits and pieces of pot and glaze off the kiln shelf with a hammer and chisel but it was kind of satisfying: going after every last speck of glaze and then painting over the now-clean shelf with a coating of kiln wash.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Glen Swain
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    The idea looked good, Patty. Hope it reincarnates into something that holds together.

  2. Glen Swain
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    The idea looked good, Patty. Hope it reincarnates into something that holds together.

  3. julie
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    oh it is really gorgeous. what a hassle. make a new one ! I love this color, shape, design, EVERYTHING. so lovely

  4. Jane
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    Wow, it was really going to be a spectacular piece Patty. I’m interested to see how the ‘thrown’ version turns out.

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