majolica type glaze, pinch pot

majolica type glaze, pinch pot

This  pinch pots made from B-mix clay, a the white clay body that behaves almost like porcelain without the shortness, is glazed white.  Metal oxides were applied on a white glaze something like the technique of majolica.  This particular vessel is an electric firing, cone six.

raku fired pinch pot

raku fired pinch pot

Just playing with a bit of raku clay, the above pinch pot was pierced around the rim with a drinking straw in order to run a bit of raffia around the edge of the pot. Charms, coins, beads and other embellishments to hang from this pot maybe in the works; I’m just waiting for the pot to “speak” to me.   High fucntional, it can go in the dishwasher or the microwave.

pinch pot with added rim

pinch pot with added rim

This vessel was formed by pinching with a coil of clay to the rim.  The body of the pot was left unglazed; a clear crackle glaze was applied to the inside and the lip.  It was fired to 1800° Fahrenheit and post reduced with sawdust, this is sometimes called raku firing, but that’s not entirely accurate.  It is non-functional; it is strictly decorative for it is too porous for liquids.