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New weave sampler bowl. Drying slowly in the studio now. This one presented a few problems so extra careful drying to hopefully follow it through with a good glazing. These weave pieces are especially difficult to glaze, I thought it would’ve easy to bring out more detail with the glaze but they always prove difficult- the glaze no matter how much I apply, runs off into the tray below. It must be the heat build up with the added insulation type layer of the weave. The last large woven piece took two glaze firings to get it as good as it looks in the raw clay. Mind you the raw clay stage is the most alluring with the dark clay and deep shadows …. #rawclay #wetclay #wovenclay #wovenclaybasket #handbuilding #handbuildingwithclay

20th Jun 2019