see #6 from previous post), which seemed to slide away and mostly disappear. The signature stamp shows fairly well, although I found a challenge that the bases were mostly concave, so my "Lily" in the middle is not impressed as clearly as it could. I guess the ideal stamp would be slightly mounded, so it could be pressed into a slightly concave surface.
The Shino glaze sample on the wall is a pleasant salmon colour, and little bits of that colour seem to have come through, at least on the handle and rim. But it's as if the colour slid off the remainder of the mug. Perhaps Shino needs to be sprayed on, so not as thick? Or maybe I will avoid this glaze until I get a better understanding of how it behaves. I don't have a good photo of it, but the inside bottom is kind of unappetizing, it is all bumpy. (Funny thing, my 12 year old commented that he liked this one best!) I've since heard that Shino doesn't play well with other glazes, so again, I will probably hold off from using it until I have some more experience (or can see what others do to tame it).
I think this was the handle which was formed by attaching and pulling directly on the mug.
I seem to remember this was a pulled handle (as opposed to many of the others, which were formed from a coil), but made separately then attached.
#15 - Finally, this grey stoneware teacup (it seems to me a child cup, or maybe an espresso cup), was glazed with Tam's Green on the inside and handle. Then I poured Shino over it while upside down. Again, the Shino decided to misbehave. I like the one side, with the light salmon colour and the dark spots from the grey stoneware. But I don't much appreciate the big patches of white on the reverse side, and near the handle where I touched it up with a brush.. Oh well, that's Shino, I now understand.
I like the swirls inside the teacup, formed by the throwing process. I can't remember if I intentionally pulled those lines, but I suspect so. Anyhow, I like the effect, and the Tam's Green glaze still shows off the lines very nicely.
Sadly, I have only one ceramics class remaining in this course. I think I have something like 20 larger pieces (pitchers, vases, covered bowls, etc) which still need to be glazed and one lid which needs a knob added. So I'm hoping to catch a couple of open workshops to get that all done before the glaze firing deadline in a couple of weeks. I also had a few items in my head which I was hoping to attempt, but didn't even get to them. That's what the course in January will be for. :-)
Which mugs do you like best?
Stay tuned, I'll have more photos, probably by early December.