Spectrum 1100 series Tiles

Texture Sphere

A cool way to create textures is to carve out some doodles on a sphere (which must be emptied first – cut in half, emptied, glued back together with a hole so that it doesn’t explode in the kiln):

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It’s also possible to carve out a hollow tube.

Goblin, Giant Mug and Altar

Potter’s Choice and Terracolor Tiles

Don’t know what happened with the Terracolor glazes, I’m sure I did everything right. Maybe they behave only on smooth surfaces. Surely when you look at sample tiles here and there on the net, these are never applied on reliefs. But then, what’s the point of having a glaze (several!) which don’t like carvings???!

Pas sûre de savoir ce qui s’est passé avec les glaçures Terracolor, je suis sûre d’avoir tout fait bien. Peut-être se comportent-elles correctement seulement sur les surfaces lisses. Sûrement, lorsqu’on voit des exemples sur le net, celles-ci ne sont jamais appliquées sur des ciselures. Mais alors, quel est l’intérêt d’avoir une (plusieurs!) glaçures qui n’aiment pas les sculptures???!

 

Potter’s Choice Glazes

I love them! Fresh samples straight from my kiln. Applied with a sponge (which is for me the best method).

Soul Boat

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I rescued my Soul Boat, painting over the defective glazes with some cobra oil. This is now more or less finished. I just have to add some miniature books, chests, etc. I will also hang some beads and bells, perch some birds here and there and who knows what will eventually take my fancy. I doubt very much the boat will float but with a bit of imagination, everything is possible.

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