Hmm, I was trying to produce a ruby bowl here, for a wedding anniversary. I don’t think that many people celebrate their orangey-red anniversary – but if anyone does, here is the ideal present! I find red glazes are very temperamental – this glaze seems to produce quite different effects depending on its place in the kiln. I have experimented with several formulations, but so far a reliable red glaze eludes me. I am about to try again…..
Basically, you need a PhD in chemistry to understand glazing properly, and unfortunately, I used to do my Latin homework at the back of the chemistry lesson instead of paying attention to Mr Mason. I was pretty impressed with myself that I managed to get 22% in the end of year exam. No-one else was. Sadly, so far Latin hasn’t proved mega helpful in the studio, though I can swear in Latin when things go wrong.
This bowl is 22 cm across the top and stands 6.5 cm high. £40.