We can't believe how much detail this glaze shows!! Beautiful Student work from our 6 week classes-made by Kelly. We Adore this Amber Celadon glaze on white stoneware. Celadon glazes originated in China and were traditionally transparent green -with small cracks- applied on greenware (before the pot is fired in the kiln). Celadon glazes originated in China, though the term is purely European and came about from trade with the East. Over time, potters began referring to the celadon style in general use, to include most transparent glazes with small cracks. This bowl was created by pressing a slab of clay into the plaster mold and popping it out at the leather hard stage(when the clay is no longer sticky wet but not yet completely dry).
Learn all about different ways to make in clay and glazes, in our 6 week classes beginning March 5! Link in the bio.
Pots like people are most interesting when they have an eventful life. I made this, my first teapot, in La Borne, France from the native clay, then carried it around on a family camping trip. Safely back home, it was biscuit fired, glazed in a runny celadon, and fired for five days and nights in the woodkiln @kigbearepottery. Unbelievably it survived and a funny handle was fashioned from a bit of wire found by some bins. It’s not the best teapot around but I admire its tenacity. It could be the ultimate weed.