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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  pjkatich on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:45 pm

peter krebs wrote:Hi Paul,
they are all masterpieces, these pots are very popular in Germany. cheers

Best wishes
Peter

Thank you for the nice compliment Peter.

I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my work.

Cheers,
Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Klaudia & Martin on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:12 pm

You are really mastering that glaze Paul. Very impressing !

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Post  pjkatich on Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:37 pm

Klaudia & Martin wrote:You are really mastering that glaze Paul. Very impressing !

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Martin

Thank you Martin.

This Oribe glaze is a personal favorite of mine. I have experimented with it quite a bit and it looks good on many different clay bodies from porcelain to brown stoneware.

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Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Rob Addonizio on Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:30 am

Paul,

I too agree that this glaze works very well with your textured type pots. Beautiful craftsmanship as usual Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  pjkatich on Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:13 am

Rob Addonizio wrote:Paul,

I too agree that this glaze works very well with your textured type pots. Beautiful craftsmanship as usual Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Take care,
Rob

I appreciate your positive feedback Rob.

You always did have a soft spot for the copper glazes.

Happy Holidays,
Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Gwyther on Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Hi Paul

I really like how the cracks in the clay body show underneath the glaze.

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Post  pjkatich on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:54 am

Gwyther wrote:Hi Paul

I really like how the cracks in the clay body show underneath the glaze.

Cheers
Vic

Thanks Vic, I appreciate the kind words.

Cheers,
Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  pjkatich on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:02 am

Here are a few round pots that came out of the last firing.


257-002-12


306-008-12


PX1-003-12

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Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Russell Coker on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:54 am



That blue pot looks strangely familiar.

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Post  pjkatich on Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:11 am

Russell Coker wrote:

That blue pot looks strangely familiar.

Hey Russell,

If you remember there were a total of four pots that I made.

This is a brother to the one you have.

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Russell Coker on Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:11 am



Yes, I do remember! It was hard to pick one, they all turned out so well.

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Post  pjkatich on Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:23 am

Russell Coker wrote:

Yes, I do remember! It was hard to pick one, they all turned out so well.

Thanks for the support Russell.

Would you like to see the forth pot?

It had what you might call an accident.

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:54 am



Are you holding back on me?

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Post  pjkatich on Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:09 am

Russell Coker wrote:

Are you holding back on me?

Yea, I guess you could say that. The last two were the back-up plan if the yellow pot didn't work out.

Anyway, here is a photo of the forth pot.



As you can see, it was kissed by the flames during the reduction firing.

My plan is to finish it with the yellow glaze that you picked out. My wife thought the yellow glaze without the accent color would make a nice pot.

Any thought on this one.

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Paul

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:52 pm



Will that dark spot show through the yellow? That may be interesting.

I think with that warped lip I'd go with one of those old Canton dark green, thick, drippy glazes. Stop the glaze at that crease above the foot and let it drip down unevenly. Crap, now I want it too!

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Post  pjkatich on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:34 am

Russell Coker wrote:Will that dark spot show through the yellow? That may be interesting.

That's what I'm hoping for Russell.

Russell Coker wrote:I think with that warped lip I'd go with one of those old Canton dark green, thick, drippy glazes. Stop the glaze at that crease above the foot and let it drip down unevenly. Crap, now I want it too!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about how to finish this pot.

I went with the yellow. The pot is in the kiln now.

I'll keep you posted.

Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  pjkatich on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:45 am

Here are a couple of round pots that came out of the last firing.









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Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Jesse on Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Very nice results Paul!

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Post  pjkatich on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:29 pm

Jesse wrote:Very nice results Paul!

Hello Jesse,

I appreciate the positive feedback.

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Cheers,
Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  Tom Benda on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:16 am

I'm envious, when I see such a yellow. I'm not able to fire similar color. Once "nickel yellow" worked fine for me, but I still try to repeat it without any good results. Going to show in my thred, my little daughter's pot with nickel yellow, no yellow...
Great work, thank You for inspiration, Paul!

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Post  Stone Monkey on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:09 am

Beautiful pots Paul, love the one with the big cracks filled with glaze/stain. They won't be in your ownership for very long I bet.

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Post  Russell Coker on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:35 pm

Tom Benda wrote:I'm envious, when I see such a yellow. I'm not able to fire similar color. Once "nickel yellow" worked fine for me, but I still try to repeat it without any good results. Going to show in my thred, my little daughter's pot with nickel yellow, no yellow...
Great work, thank You for inspiration, Paul!

Tom, I'm glad you like the yellow, I do too!

Last year I approached Paul with a pot design that I needed. I had already fallen in love with his plum chun glaze that goes to blue on porcelain, so I knew I wanted that. It's on the same page as your post that I quoted. I also wanted one in a good clear bright yellow, and Paul worked very hard to get me exactly what I wanted! Lots of test tiles, phone calls and emails back and forth. He will have to share the gorey details, but I could not be any happier with the 2 pots!

Next is blue nuke, I'm working on the pot I want it on!

R


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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  pjkatich on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:55 pm

Tom Benda wrote:I'm envious, when I see such a yellow. I'm not able to fire similar color. Once "nickel yellow" worked fine for me, but I still try to repeat it without any good results. Going to show in my thred, my little daughter's pot with nickel yellow, no yellow...
Great work, thank You for inspiration, Paul!

Thank you for the kind words Tom.

The yellow glaze is nothing to be envious of. This is actually a commercial, low fire (cone 06), yellow glaze I purchased at the local supply store.

The pot itself, which is made from porcelain, was fired without any glaze in the gas, reduction kiln to cone 10 first. That's where the dark spot and the warped lip occurred. During the firing is was situated in such a way that only the top part of the pot was in the path of the flame. During the reduction firing this leading edge of the rim became hotter causing the warp and the porcelain clay body trapped some carbon where the flames where hitting the surface. I then applied the yellow glaze and re-fired the pot to cone 06 to mature the finish. I hope this explanation helps.

I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

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Paul

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Re: A few Bellota pots

Post  pjkatich on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Stone Monkey wrote:Beautiful pots Paul, love the one with the big cracks filled with glaze/stain. They won't be in your ownership for very long I bet.

Kind regards

Andy

Thanks Andy, your feedback is always appreciated.

I like that particular pot myself.

It was one of a series of small 6" pots I made to test how my green glazes would look when applied to a stretched pot using the gray stoneware clay body. I was asked to make a larger pot (13" round) for a customer that wanted it finished in a green accent glaze. Since I had not finished any pots like this, I did not want to experiment with the bigger pot. That was the finish that the customer selected also.

Here is a photo of the larger pot that I made.



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Post  pjkatich on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:26 pm

Russell Coker wrote:Tom, I'm glad you like the yellow, I do too!
Last year I approached Paul with a pot design that I needed. I had already fallen in love with his plum chun glaze that goes to blue on porcelain, so I knew I wanted that. It's on the same page as your post that I quoted. I also wanted one in a good clear bright yellow, and Paul worked very hard to get me exactly what I wanted! Lots of test tiles, phone calls and emails back and forth. He will have to share the gorey details, but I could not be any happier with the 2 pots!

Next is blue nuke, I'm working on the pot I want it on!

R

Hi Russell,

It was a pleasure working with you on this particular project. I enjoyed the challenge very much and was happy that I was able to provide you with a finished product that met your expectations.

I hope you don't mind but I am going to share a photo of the two pots that you selected.



This is the plum chun pot Russell selected.



And this is the yellow pot we worked on together.

Regards,
Paul




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