I have since made some more ovals (I LOVE slip casting! ) and think I will try one out in the kiln with the Ivory Satin glaze applied thinner to see what happens...but just one, not all of them!
It's funny how success and failure can come hand in hand, isn't it? Some days it feels like all I have are failures in the kiln, but I have also had two of my sculptures accepted into shows in the area. I will have one piece up at the Loveland Public Library in April and I just found out on Friday that I have had a piece accepted into the Colorado Clay show at the Foothills Gallery in Golden in Jnauary. Makes me feel like maybe what I'm doing has at least some merit ;)
Well, I guess you take the mistakes and the successes and you use them to better yourself as an artist. As long as you are striving to be better that's what's important, right?
So, here's an early Christmas gift for my ceramics friends. Here is the recipe for my cone 6 Ivory Satin glaze. It comes out pretty much the same in both oxidation and reduction firings.
Ivory Satin ^6
Nepheline syenite 60
Gillespie Borate 5
You can also use 0.5% Red Iron Oxide if you like, which results in a glaze with pale iron speckles. And, yes, I know the recipe adds up to 105 not 100%. Deal with it :p
I would also recommend adding a bit of a deflocculent and stirring frequently as this glaze tends to settle out quickly.
Let me know what you think :)