Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Jug O Lantern Family

The "Jug-O-Lantern" family of jugs. 


I wanted to get the feel of the old paper mache Jack-O-Lanterns without copying them directly.

They are done with underglazes and a crackle slip while wet, then rubbed with oxides and more underglazes after bisque. Then they are sprayed with a wash of Gerstley Borate before being fired to cone 6. This gives them a soft sheen instead of a real glossy glaze.The crackle slip on the skulls came out especially nice.





4 comments:

RuthRobinsonCeramics said...

Hi,

Your Lanterns are freaking awesome :)
Loving the crackle slip, looks like it went on nice and thin, the only crackle slip ive come across in the past was a Soda firing one which had to be applied thickly and ruined any fine details, would you be willing to share your recipe?

Happy playing with mud :)

Ruth

Lenore62 said...

^^ i dare your Humour Mister WildMud!!!

firelynx said...

With all due respect for some excellent work:
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Do you sell your work? I would love to pour my rum from one of these.

NREnger said...

Where can I get one of these!!