Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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Ceramics class: pots, wheel-work and glass pendant progress.

Janet shapes the bottom of her pot, using the wheel.The potter's wheel may look easy when you see the experts at work but it takes perseverance, dedication and practice - (a lot of practice!) to produce simple, elegant pottery such as Janet's shown here.

Gloria Ssali moulds her coil built pot.

Gloria has a big, bold personality and produces big bold pots. 

She uses the coil method rather than the wheel. This pot is still at the clay stage - yet to be biscuit fired and glazed. She decorates them in many interesting ways; I'll show some in later blogs.

After biscuit firing, I'm bringing out the outside texture by using cobalt blue oxide.

My earrings and pendants have now been biscuit fired. Today I put touches of dilute cobalt oxide to run into the crevices of the texture on the outside of the little pendant 'bowls'. It appears pink but will become blue.

The outside will have a matt finish, without glaze but the inside will be shiny with the melted turquoise glass. I also put a blob of dark blue underglaze in the centre of the bottom of the bowl - I hope it will give the appearance of depth once the glass has melted.  We'll see!

Marcia's ceramic pendants, now filled with glass which will melt in the kiln.The outside surface of the pendant 'bowl' will be matt and the inside will have melted glass.

4 Comments to Ceramics class: pots, wheel-work and glass pendant progress.:

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Rosalie Segal on 31 January 2013 23:08
Beautiful vibrant blue! Can't wait to see the finished products.
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Marcia on 01 February 2013 23:39
Rosie, today I got the little 'rock-pool' pendants out of the kiln. The glass has melted, looking like cool water just as I wanted. I'm thrilled with these pieces! I'm about to post about them.

Rev Debora-Ellen Brown on 08 November 2014 06:15
Do you sell these? Or could you make one with two tiny holes so it could be seen onto my new worship stole?
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Marcia on 08 November 2014 12:57
Hello Rev Debora-Ellen, Yes, I do sell most of what you see on the site. And I can make things for specialist requirements. Please let me know exactly which piece you are interested in and I'd be delighted to make it for you!
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