Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ceramics: Slab Mug
Clay: Soldate 60
Underglaze: Chartreuse and Black
This was a dart mug I constructed in a hurry and it shows. An 11-year-old, Audrey made a more graceful and beautiful mug. She also used B-mix clay which I think is inherently more delicate and less "groggy" and therefore more ethereal in nature. Here's my takeaway if I decide to make a dart mug again. Use B-mix which looks more like porcelain than earthenware. Roll my slab out thinner with a pony roller, which I recently purchased. I now need a skinny wooden tool for reinforcing and closing seams. Make the handle slimmer. However, I do love the color of chartreuse on Soldate and then glazed, which would make a cool tile.