"I find the frustrating part with ceramics is also the exhilarating part. All could be lost in the kiln if a glaze doesn’t work out, or if something was too wet or too dry. It doesn’t happen often but it is also the addicting part — that moment of opening the kiln is like Christmas morning! Did all my hard work pay off? Did something exciting happen that I wasn’t expecting?
Tania Rustage's photos on Instagram @taniarustageceramics capture the charm of her whimsical ceramics with attitude. Tania uses commercial glazes, underglazes, and stains; sponging, brushing, dipping or spraying them to get the effects she wants. She generously shares before and after pictures of the glazing process on Instagram.
Form Finding with Coils
With a few swift pulls of the extruder arm, we created dozens of uniform coils perfect for building with. That brings us to this week's post where we are going to show you how to make a bowl using extruded coils.
Watch the video and discover how to use the Standard Extruder
The Bailey Standard Extruder allows you to create uniform clay forms in a wide variety of shapes. So whether you are working to produce multiples, on one-of-a-kind assemblages, or leading a class of students in a hand-building project, this tool will help you produce an assortment of shapes to build with.
It is best to store your clay in tightly sealed bags to preserve the moisture content of the clay. Ideally, you will want to store your clay in a dark and cool environment. In cold climates, avoid allowing clay to reach freezing temperatures. Remember to monitor your clay, checking on it every now and then to make sure it is not drying out. For general moisture maintenance a spray of water from a spray bottle can assist in retaining hydration.