Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tea Time II

Here are few more tea pots that just came out of kiln yesterday.
After switching from Cone 10 reduction to cone 6 oxidation firing, I came to realize that cone 6 oxidation firing is a whole new realm in the ceramic world to explore. I feel it's foolish to reproduce cone 10 glaze quality in cone 6 glazes. 

Currently I just modify found cone 6 glaze recipes; mostly added more flux or overlap two glazes to make them slightly “runny”. A clean 45 degree cut on the foot rim can prevent the glaze from running to kiln shelf.

 creamy rust over orange street (from Mastering cone 6 glaze)

floating blue over mystery blue/ green

 floating blue over very black

mystery blue/ green over floating blue

no tin white

mystery blue green

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tea Time

Making tea pots is more like meditation to me.
Here are some tea pots I made during those "snow days". I will use some of them to run glaze-blending tests and post later.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to Alex

Fourteen years ago, I came to the United States to study ceramics. Fourteen years later today,  I am celebrating my son Alex's 10th birthday. Time flies, I have to admit. I think, having a wonderful family is my biggest accomplishment.
Alex has also working very hard to accomplish many things he loves to do: Tae Kwan Do, Piano, Ski, and study (with me holding a bamboo stick behind him :) I have learned how to be a father after became a father.
Happy Birthday Alex!! Take your time to explore the world around you. No rush!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Etsy Shop Opening

While taking some rest from teaching, I have been busy working on setting my new Etsy Shop. I found out that I had missed many settings in my previous Etsy shop. This time, I took it slow and followed instructions step by step. I am looking forward to see some good progress this time. Feel free to visit my shop!!