Friday, 5 February 2016

A beginning

My name is Chris Geall and I am a landscape artist but  I started out many years ago on my artistic career as a potter. For  the last 15 years I have been intending to get back into it but failed each time I've  attempted it. Hopefully  this time will be different.

I'm going to use this blog as a way of documenting and sharing this little adventure.

I started out some eight weeks ago and I've only really just got to the point where I am seriously testing glazes hasn't  been the easiest of starts but I think I'm getting close to where I need to be......hence the reason for the Blog.

This is the the kiln going on tonight and will be opened again on Sunday. At the top of the post you'll see a large number of test tiles, these are mainly testing a new batch of red iron oxide. I've  been all around the houses trying to find out why virtually all my glazes just aren't  doing what they should.

It's been a common thread in my previous attempts to get going again dealing with glaze materials that aren't  what they should be. I have now switched suppliers and hopefully I can start trusting labels again.

So my newly recommended suppliers are : Bath pottery supplies and Scarva pottery supplies.

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