2nd Glaze Firing – Purple Attempt

Second round of glazing came out of the kiln earlier last week. Was using some temmoku gold, licorice, and an attempted purple. I bought a purple under-glaze which I coated over with a clear glaze, but it turned out blue. I do like the colour that it did produce, it is a nice blue, and you can see some small hints of purple in the thicker areas.

This has taught me about variation that I can hopefully achieve with the under-glaze if I can also yield purple. Attempting purple again, I will put a thicker coat on to hopefully get a better result. I am still pleased with the shapes I am achieving, and will continue to explore them.



Author: Paul White

Paul White is currently in his third year at VIU in Nanaimo, BC working towards a Visual Arts BA Major. Through high-school and on through university Paul has worked across a variety of mediums, and has years of visual arts experience from his studies and practices. His current favorite mediums to work in are charcoal, spray-paint, water-colour, ink, oil paint, ceramic work, and 2-D digital design and animation. He plans to take his knowledge gained from post-secondary into a realistic career where he can incorporate his creativity and understanding of fine arts and continue to be artistically active.

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