|Maple Leaf Vase|
This vase is part of something I'm working on to show off the clay. The clay body I've chosen is Highwater's Orangestone because I love the way this clay looks in reduction, okay, truth be told, I love it in all types of firing and I have tried it in many.
I cut out maple leaf shapes from newspaper, it's fun and reminds me of cutting out paper dolls as a kid. The paper leaves are coated with wax which not only resists the glaze but also glues them to the pot. The glaze is a layer of Acid Green over Ochre. I pull off as much newspaper as I can as the glaze will sometimes cling to it in places even though it's been waxed. The paper and the wax would burn off in the kiln but the glaze would remain and adhere to the pot. A little of this is nice, too much just looks sloppy to me.
The vase was fired in cone 6 reduction.
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