So, I have been invited to take part in a cultural exchange of sorts to visit Portugal and surrounding area. I will be working in Vista Allegra for a day which is a large scale traditional ceramics factory. Porto is famous for its use of ceramic tiles in historic building work.
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Open studios is organised and planning under way for the PV on the evening of the 2nd at Studioddo. I plan to show this work and a selection of other work produced alongside this work in an effort to improve my throwing. studiodo.co.uk
Hello Richard, I wondered if you might know where the tonal range has gone in these natural raw clay slips? I don't know anything, really, about natural clays from specific localities. It's a fairly safe bet that the colours are down to iron - they look that way So why would they disappear when taken to 1230 with a transparent glaze over it. Iron compounds are weak colourants, so paler colours often disappear, particularly at higher temperature and in the presence of a glaze.
I have been gathering together materials to build an extruder of some sort in order to produce rings of the correct width. so, best solution so far: Two manhole entry tubes, one resized with plastic pipe to make the extruded clay that little bit thinner with the aim to reduce trapped air.