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Clay Address Numbers by johannachambers Clay Address Numbers by johannachambers
House address numbers I made for my parents' gate post. I like that the glaze turned out looking like metal rather than ceramic. :)
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:iconkmaier99:
I have been thinking of making some. I really need to make myself a trashcan kiln.
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:iconjohannachambers:
A trashcan kiln... like what they use for raku firing?
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:iconkmaier99:
Yep...and you can control the heat well enough to do most other firing jobs from what I understand...no electricity to worry about you can keep it in your garage and it is basically just a big metal trashcan. ( i.e. cheap) Right now I am so desperate to fire that I might just go dig a hole and go raiku all the way. I am enamored of how pretty it can be anyway...or even try my hand at some native style firing with the blackened look...( plus we can roast marshmallows ) I think it involves leaves or something...maybe the same thing basically as raiku firing but doesn't that also depend on how it is glazed?
Not really clear there.
I don't mind so much the expense of a kiln as I do the electrical aspect...any kiln I would want to own, I would probably need an upgrade on my electricity. My husband and I made a lot of effort researching kilns...but for a place we were going to build. NOT for where I am now...which is where I will remain for at least several more years. ( The school system is like one of the absolute best in the country.)
Sorry to run on like that.
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:iconjohannachambers:
That is so cool! We got to do one raku firing in school, which was a blast but pretty labor-intensive compared to electric. But the results are well worth it! :D
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:iconpipe-organ-wolf:
The glaze works well with the rust on the gate, though. It makes it look like the numbers have been there just as long. Nice work!
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:iconjohannachambers:
Thanks very much! the Papa liked them too :)
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:icondanidaeskye:
Oh my gosh, woman!! Is there anything you can't make??? :jawdrop:
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:iconjohannachambers:
Too many things to list! But it's always fun to learn new stuff. :D
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