Ambrose’s works and works in progress

Update has stalled since I began working on my thesis. As a result this list is currently seriously out of date. Updates are being done so that at least the thesis-related parts of this list are accurate, although even this is lower priority than the other thesis-related tasks.

This list, as it stands, should be fairly correct though not exhaustive, since I have only started dating my work since September 2013 during my second semester in my thesis year. Dated work are usually marked with a date code on the bottom, though sometimes I forget to mark it or it is too difficult (for example on spoons or tiny sculptures) and other times the date code disappears after bisque firing or glazing.

These pieces are still basically for practice and learning, except for those thrown on November 21, 2013, although even those had a learning component (calipers).

Date code WorkTrimmed Handbuilt Glazed Slips & glazes Status Next step Remarks
Mug – The Zombie Blue Aardvarks and the Re-emergence of Totalitarianism No. 1 (310 mL). Mid-fire Mid porcelain clay, underglazes and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
Black (underglaze), Blue (underglaze), Red (underglaze), White shino, Malcolm Davis shino Fired The title of this piece came from one of my blog posts from last year and refers to a certain current event happening around that time frame.
Bowl – On the Occasion of Shanah Chadashah Sinit 33 (2016) No. 2 (310 mL). Mid-fire Mid porcelain clay, underglazes and glaze. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
Black (underglaze), Blue (underglaze), Red (underglaze), White shino Fired
Bowl – On the Occasion of Shanah Chadashah Sinit 33 (2016) No. 1 (455 mL). Mid-fire Mid porcelain clay, underglazes and glaze. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
Various underglazes, White shino Fired
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/21 Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/21 Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Sink stopper. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Toothbrush holder/Ceramic glass. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Toothbrush holder/chuck. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Porcelain clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Bowl like thing. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming, renumbering from G to H
Bowl like thing. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/13 Trimmed handles
Bowl like thing. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming, renumbering from E to F
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/13 Trimmed handles
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/13 Trimmed handles
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/13 Trimmed handles
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/13 Trimmed handles
Saggar/dish. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/13 Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
Thrown trimming
Mug. Mid-fire porcelaneous clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/09, 2015/11/10 2015/11/10 Trimmed bisque firing
Toothbrush holder. Mid-fire Dark mid-cal clay. Wheel thrown.
2015/11/06 Thrown trimming
Bowl. Mid-fire Dark mid-cal clay and glazes. Wheel thrown; to be fired to cone 6.
2015/11/06 2015/11/18 Burlington Clear, Tea Dust, Blue Me Away, Doom and Gloom Grey Thrown trimming
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/26 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl (B2), written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/25 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/26 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
Grey bowl ( 6″, 340 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear, Doom and Gloom, Tea Dust Given away
Blue bowl ( 5½″, 385 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear, Doom and Gloom, Tea Dust Given away
Grey bowl ( 5¼″, 205 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear, Doom and Gloom, Tea Dust Given away
Grey bowl ( 5″, 180 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear, Blue Me Away, Tea Dust Given away The foot is kind of small because of a trimming error.
Blue bowl ( 6″, 270 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear, Blue Me Away, Tea Dust Given away
Blue bowl ( 6½″, 295 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear, Blue Me Away, Tea Dust Given away
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/25 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze.
2015/03/27 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
Blank cast from B1/B2 mould. Mid-fire A1 casting slip. To be fired to cone 6.
Soft leather hard Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
Small ceramic glass ( 2¼″, 90 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2015/03/17 Burlington Clear, Tea Dust Finished
Bowl ( 7¼″, 405 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2015/03/17 Burlington Clear, Blue Me Away, Tea Dust Finished Trimmed too thin at the bottom and the bottom deformed.
Bowl ( 7″, 225 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2015/03/17 Burlington Clear, Doom and Gloom, Tea Dust Given away Trimmed too thin at the bottom and the bottom deformed.
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/26 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/25 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly).
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl (B2), written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly)
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl (B2), written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly)
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl (B2), written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly)
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze.
2015/03/27 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The slip was dried naturally for two hours and no dots detached. This replaces the damaged cast (2015 03 04 A).
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/25 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The slip was dried naturally for two hours and a couple of dots were detached. The missing dots were painted back on.
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/30 Jet Black (underglaze) Bisqued glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The slip was dried naturally for two hours and several dots were detached. Most missing dots were painted back on but I missed one, so the braille isn’t showing the correct text.
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/26 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The slip was casted for 30 minutes and was dried under the fan for 30 minutes. One dot was detached; the missing dot was painted back on.
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip and underglaze. To be fired to cone 6.
2015/03/25 Jet Black (underglaze) Underglazed glazing Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The slip was casted for 30 minutes and was dried under the fan for 30 minutes. No dots were detached.
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip, underglaze and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2015/03/07, 2015/03/08 Jet Black (underglaze), Burlington Clear, Tea Dust, Spearmint Fired bisque firing Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The cast was dried naturally for 20 minutes and some dots were detached; the missing dots were painted back on.
The empty bowl makes the most noise bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip, underglaze and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2015/03/07, 2015/03/08 Jet Black (underglaze), Burlington Clear, Tea Dust, Doom and Gloom Grey, Rococo Baby Fired Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The cast was dried naturally for 20 minutes and no dots were detached. I was concerned that there might have been a minor glaze contamination on the bottom. But what turned out to be the real problem was that I didn’t wipe off enough glaze at the bottom, and the glaze melted onto the shelf. Rococo Baby also turned out to not work too well as a secondary colour. Also, some of this opaque glaze melted onto the writing and completely covered one of the words.
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire A1 casting slip, underglaze and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2015/03/07, 2015/03/08 Jet Black (underglaze), Burlington Clear, Tea Dust, Spearmint Fired Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The cast was dried naturally for 20 minutes and there was severe dot detachment; the missing dots were painted back on.
An empty bowl can’t catch a horse bowl, brailled and written vertically. Mid-fire A1 casting slip, underglaze and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2015/03/07, 2015/03/08 Jet Black (underglaze), Burlington Clear, Tea Dust, Spearmint Fired Re-created for GradEx (possibly). The cast was put under the fan for 20 minutes and no dots were detached from this cast.
Bowl ( 6¼″, 725 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2015/03/07 Burlington Clear, Tea Dust Given away Chattering near the bottom
Tile study 3. Mid-fire Mid Red and white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/12/04 Chili Chocolate, Doom and Gloom Grey (new), Tea Dust Fired Reglazing and refiring This is a study I did on tiles with the aim to eventually re-create the “broken maple leaf” that was lost in February.

Leaves bisqued in a saggar seems to be more fragile than those bisqued uncovered; the next study I do will probably involve designing a more complex saggar where I can place the tile inside the saggar and fire the tile together with the leaves in one firing so I won’t have to disturb the leaves afterwards.

Small blue bowl ( 4″, 180 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear, Blue Me Away, Tea Dust Finished
Mug ( 3⅛″, 180 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown.
2015/03/07 Burlington Clear, Tea Dust Fired Was to go into bisque on December 1 but missed the firing because a crack appeared an a repair was attempted too late.
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/12/04 Burlington Clear, Doom and Gloom Grey (new), Tea Dust Finished
Small bowl with handle. Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/12/04 Burlington Clear, Doom and Gloom Grey (new), Tea Dust Finished
Ceramic glass ( 2¾″, 180 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay, underglaze and glazes. Wheel thrown.
2014/12/02 Jet Black (underglaze), Burlington Clear, Tea Dust Finished This is my first glazed piece this semester using red clay with Burlington Clear. The clear unfortunately was applied too thick and so cloudiness happened (and as a result the red isn’t as red as I hoped). I am also ambivalent about the rim with Tea Dust.
Mug. Mid-fire Mid Red clay. Wheel thrown.
Being fired
Ceramic glass ( 2½″, 180 mL). Mid-fire mid red clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/11/26 Celadon Finished
Mug ( 3¼″, 225 mL). Mid-fire Mid Red clay and glaze. Wheel thrown.
Celadon Finished
Tile study 2. Mid-fire Mid Red and white clay. Fired to cone 6.
2014/11/25 Finished This is a study I did on tiles with the aim to eventually re-create the “broken maple leaf” that was lost in February.
Tile study 1. Mid-fire Mid Red and white clay. Fired to cone 6.
2014/11/25 Finished This is a study I did on tiles with the aim to eventually re-create the “broken maple leaf” that was lost in February.
Plate. Mid Red.
2014/11/27 Glazed Glaze firing
Plate. Dark Mid Cal + Mid Red mix.
Bisqued Glazing
Mug. Mid-fire reclaimed clay. Wheel thrown.
Trimmed Handle making
Largish container. Mid-fire reclaimed clay. Wheel thrown.
Bisqued Glazing
Lid for small container ( 3″). Mid-fire reclaimed clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/11/27 Celadon (outside), Shino (inside) Finished Glaze firing
Small container ( 3¼″, 135 mL). Mid-fire reclaimed clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/11/27 Celadon (outside), Shino (inside) Finished Glaze firing
Lid or plate ( 4¼″). Mid-fire reclaimed clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
Celadon (outside), Shino (inside) Finished
Container with lid that can be used as a small plate ( 4¼″, 160 mL). Mid-fire reclaimed clay and glazes. Wheel thrown.
Celadon (outside), Shino (inside) Bisqued
“November 9” bowl ( 4¾″, 225 mL). Mid-fire reclaimed clay, underglaze and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Jet Black (underglaze), Spearmint, Rococo Baby, Tea Dust, Burlington Clear Finished This is one of two bowls I made to experiment with adding visual interest on the inside of the bowl while replacing a full underglaze painting on the outside with an outline drawing and relying on different glazes to evoke colours that I felt would be appropriate for the picture.
Drain cover. Mid-fire reclaimed clay and glaze. Wheel thrown.
2014/10/24,2014/10/25 2014/10/30 Bone Glazed Glaze firing
Bowl. Mid-fire reclaimed clay. Wheel thrown; to be reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/11/27 Waiting for firing
“November 19” bowl ( 5¼″, 350 mL). Mid-fire reclaimed clay, underglazes and glazes. Wheel thrown.
Jet Black (underglaze), Yellow (underglaze), Doom & Gloom Grey, Blue Me Away, White Flake, Tea Dust, Burlington Clear Bisqued Glazing This is my secod experiment with adding visual interest on the inside of the bowl while replacing a full underglaze painting on the outside with outline drawings and relying on different glazes to evoke colours. This second experiment was done primarily to test how a drawing on the inside will work out.
“And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights” bowl ( 7″, 310 mL). Mid-fire reclaimed clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/10/21 Various underglazes, Burlington Clear Fired This is the first piece I have ever done that involves painting an entire surface with underglaze.
“November 8” bowl ( 6″, 225 mL). Mid-fire reclaimed clay, underglaze and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Jet Black (underglaze), Spearmint, Blue Me Away, Tea Dust, Burlington Clear Finished This is one of two bowls I made to experiment with adding visual interest on the inside of the bowl while replacing a full underglaze painting on the outside with an outline drawing and relying on different glazes to evoke colours that I felt would be appropriate for the picture.
Mug. Mid-fire reclaimed clay. Wheel thrown.
To be chucked S crack
Bowl ( 6″, 340 mL). Mid-fire reclaimed clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
Shino Fired Sharp unglazed spot on the inside
A[n] empty bowl ca[n]’[t] catch a horse bowl, brailled and written horizontally. Mid-fire porcelaneous, brown clay and barbotine slip and clear glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/10/27 Burlington Clear Fired This was part of my thesis’ process work, made specifically to test the feasibility of adding braille dots to thrown pieces.
Bowl 12 of 11 ( 6″). Mid-fire mixed porcelaneous, white and speckled clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/03/13 2014/04/02 Celadon Given away This is a practice piece was planned to be and was contributed to Empty Bowls. Clay used was a random mix plus some additional CCSS. The foot was damaged while trimming and the current foot was handbuilt from a slab made from the trimmings, reattached, then re-trimmed on the wheel. Tiny cracks appeared on the rim but the cracks disappeared after bisque.
Bowl 11 of 11. Mid-fire mixed porcelaneous, white and speckled clay and clear glaze. Wheel thrown.
2014/03/13 Burlington Clear Reglazed Glaze firing This is a practice piece was originally planned to be contributed to the 11 bowls for Empty Bowls. Clay used was (iirc) a random reclaimed mix. After firing a horizontal structural crack appeared on the outside.
Bowl 10 of 11 ( 4½″). Mid-fire mixed porcelaneous, white and speckled clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/03/13 2014/04/02 Celadon (inside), Aqua Cel (outside) Given away This is a practice piece was planned to be and was contributed to Empty Bowls. Clay used was a random mix.
Bowl 9 of 11 ( 5¾″). Mid-fire porcelaneous and speckled clay and glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/03/12 2014/04/02 Celadon Fired This is a practice piece that was originally planned to be contributed to the 11 bowls for Empty Bowls. Clay used was (iirc) 5 parts Bright White plus 2 parts CCSS. The form is less than ideal due to centring problems.
Bowl 8 of 11. Mid-fire porcelaneous and speckled clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/03/12 Burlington Clear Given away This is a practice piece was originally planned to be contributed to the 11 bowls for Empty Bowls. Clay used was (iirc) 5 parts Bright White plus 2 parts CCSS. The rim has been torn due to centering problems. Repair was attempted, which worked but the patched part was very evident after firing.
Bowl 7 of 11. Mid-fire porcelaneous and speckled clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/03/12 Burlington Clear Given away This is a practice piece was planned to be and was contributed to Empty Bowls. Clay used was (iirc) 5 parts Bright White plus 2 parts CCSS.
Bowl 6 of 11 ( 5¾″). Mid-fire mixed porcelaneous and white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/03/12 2014/04/02 Shino (MDR) (inside), Celadon (outside) Fired This is a practice piece was originally planned to be contributed to the 11 bowls for Empty Bowls. Clay used was a mix of Bright White and Mid White (in unknown proportions). The base was cracked on the inside (S-crack) and the glaze didn’t melt properly near that spot. So the piece isn’t really usable.
Bowl 5 of 11 ( 4¾″, 300 mL). Mid-fire mixed porcelaneous and white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/03/12 2014/04/02 Celadon (outside), Aqua Cel (inside) Fired This is a practice piece was originally planned to be contributed to the 11 bowls for Empty Bowls. Clay used was a mix of Bright White and Mid White (in unknown proportions). It fired well except that it got stuck to someone else’s work and the inside bottom has a strange glazing failure.
Bowl 4 of 11. Mid-fire mixed porcelaneous and white clay and clear glaze. Wheel thrown.
2014/03/12 Burlington Clear Given away This is a practice piece was planned to be and was contributed to Empty Bowls. Clay used was a mix of Bright White and Mid White (in unknown proportions).
Bowl 3 of 11 ( 5¾″). Mid-fire porcelaneous and white clay and glazes. Marbled, wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/03/09 2014/04/02 Aqua Cel (inside), Celadon (outside) Given away This is a practice piece quickly thrown in about 10 minutes (unfortunately, trimming took much longer) that was planned to be and was contributed to Empty Bowls. Clay used was 7 parts Bright White plus 1 part Mid White.
Bowl 2 of 11 ( 5⅜″). Mid-fire porcelaneous and white clay and glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/03/08 2014/04/02 Celadon Given away This is a practice piece quickly thrown in about 10 minutes (unfortunately, trimming took much longer) that was planned to be and was contributed to Empty Bowls. Clay used was 7 parts Bright White plus 1 part Mid White.
Bowl 1 of 11. Mid-fire porcelaneous and white clay and glazes. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/03/08 Spearmint, Burlington Clear Given away This is a practice piece quickly thrown in about 10 minutes (unfortunately, trimming took much longer) that was planned to be and was contributed to Empty Bowls. Clay used was 7 parts Bright White plus 1 part Mid White.
Plate ( 6¾″). Mid-fire porcelaneous and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/02/28, 2014/03/03 Burlington Clear Finished This was one of my “white on white” experiments using about 50% Mid White and 50% Bright White. The finished piece is smaller than intended because of centring problems and slightly deformed because I had forgotten how to work with Bright White.
Bowl ( 6¾″, 350 mL). Mid-fire porcelaneous and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/02/28, 2014/03/03 Burlington Clear Finished This was one of my “white on white” experiments using about 50% Mid White and 50% Bright White. The finished piece is wobbled both because of centring problems and because I had forgotten how to work with Bright White.
Saggar. Mid-fire speckled clay. Wheel thrown.
2014/02/28 Bisqued 2014 02 19 A needs a saggar but the studio doesn’t have a big enough one so I am throwing a saggar so that that piece can be re-bisqued.
Mug with slab-built handle, strainer and lid ( 2¾″, 180 mL without strainer / 135 mL with strainer). Mid-fire speckled clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/02/26, 2014/02/27 2014/03/04 Burlington Clear (inside), Doom and Gloom Grey (outside bottom), Spearmint (outside top), Blue Me Away (strainer top) Finished The mug was knocked off the wheel a few times during trimming, and the lid was dropped on the table accidentally when I tried to attach the handle. Bending the handle caused many small cracks and we will need to see how the handle holds up after firing.
Plate ( 8⅛″). Mid-fire speckled clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/02/23 2014/04/02 Shino, Shino MDR, Shino CB4, Pale Jun, Celadon Fired
Plate ( 8¼″). Mid-fire speckled clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/02/18 2014/03/04 Burlington Clear (inside), Doom and Gloom Grey, Spearmint, Blue Me Away Finished
Plate ( 6″). Mid-fire speckled clay, slip and clear glaze. Wheel thrown.
2014/02/13 2014/02/25 Hara black slip, Burlington Clear Glazed Glaze firing This was the first piece to use some of the trimming techniques that Mark Jaroszewicz demonstrated on February 13, 2014.
Cup with pulled handle ( 3¾″, 230 mL). Mid-fire speckled clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/03/04 Burlington Clear (inside), Doom and Gloom Grey (outside bottom), Spearmint (outside top) Finished
Small cat sculpture (2″ × 1½″ × 1¼″). Mid-fire brown, speckled and white clay and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2014/02/25 Doom and Gloom Grey, Tea Dust Finished I took some clay and found that it had become too hard even for handbuilding, so I started carving it instead.
Spoon (5½", 4 mL). Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/01/31 2014/02/10 Shino (bottom), Burlington Clear (top) Finished This is the sixth in a series of experiments in making a spoon from a simple press mold made from unfired clay. The hole in the handle had been made bigger so that a thicker wire could be used, but the wire still sagged in the kiln. It also got stuck on the wire after firing, though Fernando managed to separate the two.
Mishima snail ceramic shot glass ( 2″, 30 mL). Mid-fire white clay, slip and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/02/11 Hara green (?) slip, Dark Tem (inside), Bird Nest Blue (outside) Sold This piece was made from trimmings, and I just wedged it on the wheel, so I was mildly surprised after the bisque firing that this piece actually seemed to be structurally sound. Also, I originally planned to practice some mishima (inlaying) with this piece but as you can see from the pictures, I thought the inlaying did not work out, so I just glazed the patterns over. After the final firing I was surprised to see that the patterns I thought I had scraped off are actually intact.
Small jar/vase shaped thing. Mid-fire white clay, slips and clear glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/01/22 2014/02/10 Hara green slip, Hara blue slip, Hara yellow slip, Black terra sig slip, Hara black slip, Burlington Clear Finished This was an experiment to make a jar form. The wedging was not too well done; it is also probably too small to actually be functional.
Small sgrafitto Lorem ipsum and snail cup ( , 150 mL). Mid-fire white clay, slip and clear glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2014/01/22 2014/02/10 Hara green slip, Burlington Clear Finished This is the first piece I have made employing the sgrafitto technique. Besides a couple of typos, the outside of the fired piece also has a few glazing defects: a few unglazed spots near the bottom, a few crazes, and the two milky stripes resulting from the double dipping.
Tea cup ( 3½″, 120 mL). Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/02/10 Grey Shino (inside), Aqua Cel (outside top), Celadon (outside bottom) Sold
Small mishima Lorem ipsum and snail cup ( 3¼″, 120 mL). Mid-fire white clay, slips and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/01/22 2014/02/12 Hara black slip, Hara green sip slip, Hara blue slip, Dark Tem (inside), Bird Nest Blue (outside top), Shino CB4 (outside bottom) Sold The piece was originally intended to be a practice piece for the mishima (inlaying) technique. I thought the inlaying did not work out so I glazed it over. But after firing it turned out that the inlaying actually did work out.
Large plate ( 8¼″). Mid-fire porcelaneous, white, brown and speckled clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/01/14 2014/01/26 Burlington Clear Finished This was the first large plate that I succeeded in throwing. The base, however, was made too thin for a foot.
Lid for Lorem ipsum double shot glass (2014 01 09 D) ( 2¾″). Mid-fire white clay and glaze. Wheel thrown.
2014/01/14 2014/01/27 Doom and Gloom Grey Sold The lid was designed to fit the double shot glass, but was made too wide. It still works, but the shot glass and the overly wide lid do not visually fit too well together.
Small snail sculpture (2½″ × 3¼″ × ⅞″). Mid-fire white, brown and speckled clay, slip, glazes and steel wire. Wheel thrown and sculpted.
2014/01/14 2014/02/25 Hara black slip, Doom and Gloom Grey, Crazed Yolk (top), Celadon, Tea Dust (bottom) Fired Repair feelers The base of this piece was accidentally broken a number of times, each time a new base had to be made. Unlike the first iterations of the base, the current base was carved out of a solid piece of leather-hard clay.

One of the experiments was to attach two pieces of metal wires before firing. This did not give a satisfactory result: The wires became brittle and just fell off.

Lorem ipsum ceramic double shot glass ( 2½″, 60 mL). Mid-fire white clay, underglaze and glazes. Wheel thrown.
2014/01/14 2014/01/27 Jet Black (underglaze), Doom and Gloom Grey, Burlington Clear Sold Calligraphy with a Speedball C-5 nib was attempted; the results were surprisingly good.
Tea cup ( 3⅞″, 150 mL). Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/02/10 Shino (outside from black bucket, inside from blue bucket) Finished Date code disapeared after glaze firing
Ramen bowl ( 7½″, 500 mL). Mid-fire porcelaneous, white, brown and speckled clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/01/12, 2014/01/13 2014/01/26 Burlington Clear Sold The date code disappeared after glaze firing.
Fox head pendant (⅞″ × 1½″). Mid-fire brown clay, slip and glaze. Reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/02/12, 2014/04/02 Hara black slip, Shino CB4 Fired
Leaf pendant (1¼″ × 1¼″). Mid-fire brown clay, slip and glaze. Reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/02/12 Hara black slip, Shino CB4 Finished
Mug with slab-built handle. Mid-fire white and speckled clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 Burlington Clear Given away
Mug with slab-built handle. Mid-fire mixed white and speckled clay and clear glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 Burlington Clear Given away Rewedged on wheel (might be structurally weaker)
Small plate. Mid-fire speckled clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 Spearmint (leaf), Burlington Clear Finished
Medium small plate. Mid-fire white and speckled clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 Burlington Clear Finished
Plate with leaf pattern ( 6¾″). Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 White flake, Spearmint (leaf pattern), Doom and Gloom Grey (leaf pattern) Finished small unglazed spot on the food side
Mug with slab-built handle. Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 Doom and Gloom Grey (inside), Spearmint (outside) Given away
Mug with slab-built handle ( 3½″, 150 mL). Mid-fire speckled clay and clear glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 Burlington Clear Finished
Mug with slab-built handle. Mid-fire white and speckled clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/26 2013/12/04 Burlington Clear Given away
Spoon. Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2013/12/04 Spearmint, Burlington Clear Finished This was basically a test piece to see how spoons are made. This one was fired hanging on a wire wedged between two fire bricks. The wire was not strong enough to hold the spoon away from the plank, and a large amount of kiln wash got stuck to the spoon. Grinding failed to remove the kiln wash, so the spoon is not really usable.
Spoon. Mid-fire white clay and glaze. Fired to cone 6.
2013/12/04 Doom and Gloom Grey Finished This was basically a test piece to see how spoons are made. This one was fired hanging on a wire wedged between two fire bricks. The wire was not strong enough to hold the spoon away from the plank, but only a minimal amount of kiln wash got stuck to the spoon so the spoon is still usable. The glaze was partially double layered but this was not apparent after the firing.
Spoon. Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2013/12/06 Bone (bottom), Blue Me Away (top) Finished This was basically a test piece to see how spoons are made. This one was fired on trivets.
Spoon. Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Fired to cone 6.
2013/12/06 Blue Me Away (bottom), Bone (top) Finished This was basically a test piece to see how spoons are made. This one was fired on trivets.
Small mug with pulled handle (120 mL). Mid-fire white clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/22 2013/11/22 (handle) 2013/12/04 Doom and Gloom Grey Finished Balance issues (too easy to tip over), minor unglazed spot inside
Sugar container. Mid-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/22 2013/12/04 Doom and Gloom Grey (inside), Spearmint (outside) Given away Minor glazing issues, minor S-crack on bottom side, heavy, difficult to take lid off
Mug with pulled handle ( 3¾″, 225 mL). Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
Burlington Clear Given away
Ceramic double shot glass (60 mL). Mid-fire brown and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear Finished Very sharp edge on the inside bottom, but sanding seems to have successfully dulled it
Bowl. Mid-fire brown and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/12/04 Burlington Clear Given away
Bowl with attached foot ( 6″). Mid-fire brown and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
Burlington Clear Sold Foot was accidentally trimmed away, the current foot was separately thrown and re-attached as an experiment; sharp edge at bottom of foot
Ceramic shot glass (30 mL). Mid-fire brown and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/01/26 Burlington Clear Finished Failed trim caused rim to be at a steep angle.
Bowl (250 mL). Mid-fire brown and white clay, slip and glazes. Marbled and wheel thrown.
Hara black slip, Doom and Gloom Grey (inside), Burlington Clear (outside) Fired Almost trimmed through the base. Repair was attempted with slip so the base might not be structurally sound, and a non-clear glaze was used becuase some of the black slip chipped off near the repair site. The foot ended up misshapened and the date code is almost unreadable.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog mug #2 with pulled handle. Low-fire mixed red and white clay, underglazes and clear glaze. Wheel thrown.
2013/12/05, 2014/01/05 Jet black (underglaze), Terra cotta (underglaze), Pearl grey (underglaze), Mint green (?) (underglaze), Duncan Envision IN1001 Clear Fired As much as I like both my drawing and lettering on this piece, it’s got a number of annoying defects. First of all there are patches of grey colour on the inside, possibly sandpaper sand. It was trimmed on a chuck which left very unsightly marks; I tried to sand the marks away but instead of removing the marks some sand obviously got logged inside the grooves and caused the colouration. The terracotta underglaze also burnt away and no trace of the reddish brown is left.
Mug with pulled handle ( 3″, 150 mL). Low-fire red and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/01/05 Duncan Envision IN1001 Clear Fired Cracks between handle and mug body
Edwin Land quotation mug with pulled handle. Low-fire red and white clay, underglaze and clear glaze. Marbled and wheel thrown.
2014/01/05 Jet Black (underglaze), Duncan Envision IN1001 Clear Fired This was cracked in bisque firing and the cracks were serious and numerous. I was going to just throw it away but I thought I would put the Edwin Land quote on it and fire it as an experiment and to remind myself of how failures can be useful.
Lorem Ipsum dish. Low-fire white clay, underglaze and clear glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/11/17 Jet black (underglaze), Burlington Clear Sold
Medium small plate with leaf pattern. Low-fire red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/11/17 Burlington Clear, Light Celadon, Tea Dust Sold Minor S-crack after bisque firing
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
Burlington Clear Sold
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/02 2013/11/02 (handle) Burlington Clear Sold
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/03 Burlington Clear Sold
Bowl ( 6″). Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/02 2013/11/10 Burlington Clear Sold
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire brown clay and clear glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/11/02 2013/11/02 (handle) 2013/11/10 Burlington Clear Sold
Ball. Mid-fire porcelaneous clay.
Bisqued TBD What do I do with a ball?
Reduction glaze test tile. Mid-fire porcelaneous clay and glazes. Reduction fired to cone 6.
2014/02/16 Pale Jun, Warm Hagi Fired Glaze firing Fired on trivets
Small figurine female. Mid-fire porcelaneous clay.
Partially underglazed Underglaze
Fox head. Mid-fire porcelaneous clay, underglazes and clear glaze. Fired to cone 6.
Terracotta (underglaze), Jet black (underglaze), Burlington Clear Finished but damaged Sharp edges, accidentally damaged in printmaking studio
Plate. Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and glazes. Marbled, wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2013/11/03 Light Celadon, Tea Dust Fired Damaged during trimming but not noticed after firing, but gas firing caused weird wrinkles on the glaze surface, so the piece is not really usable
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and glazes. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/10/28 2013/10/28 (handle) 2013/10/30 Hara black slip, Burlington Clear Sold
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire porcelaneous and brown clay and glazes. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/10/28 2013/10/28 (handle) 2013/10/30 Hara black slip, Burlington Clear Sold
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire brown clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
2013/10/26 2013/10/26 (handle, carving) Light Celadon Sold Reduction fired
Bowl. Mid-fire brown clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/10/23 2013/10/??, 2013/11/03 Hara black slip, Burlington Clear Sold
Mug with pulled handle. Mid-fire porcelaneous clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/10/18 2013/10/18 (handle) 2013/10/31 Light Celadon (brushed on) Sold Glazed after accidental glaze firing, vetted ok
Small bowl. Low-fire white and red clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/10/13 2013/10/22 Mark Egan’s Clear Finished
Teacup with handle. Low-fire white and red clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/10/10 2013/10/10 (handle) 2013/10/22 Mark Egan’s Clear Given away Thanks Robin for the demo!
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog mug. Mid-fire porcelaneous clay, underglazes and clear glaze. Wheel thrown, modified and fired to cone 6.
2013/10/13, 2013/10/15 2013/10/15 (handle) Various underglazes, Burlington Clear Given away Deformed while trimming, uneven underglaze application, heavy
Slab-built mug with handle. Low-fire white clay and glazes. Fired to cone 04.
2013/10/02 (from slabs) 2013/10/12, 2013/10/13 Grasshopper (outside), Dijon (inside) Given away Multiple sharp edges, uneven and insufficient glaze application, ergonomic problems, to be used as pen holder
Mug with pulled handle. Low-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/10/05 2013/10/05 (handle) 2013/10/12, 2013/10/13 Magic Amber (outside), Marshmallow (inside) Finished Uneven and insufficient glaze application, slightly rough edges, sharp edge at bottom of handle
Plate, thrown on a bat. Low-fire white clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/10/01 2013/10/23, 2014/04/02 Magic Amber Fired Reglaze and refire Uneven and insufficient glaze application
Plate, thrown on the wheel head. Low-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/24 2013/10/04 Leather Pants (top), Grasshopper (bottom) Given away
Bowl. Low-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/24 2013/10/04 Leather Pants (inside), Grasshopper (outside) Given away
Bowl ( 4½″, 200 mL). Low-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/27 2013/10/12, 2013/10/13 Grasshopper (outside), Marshmallow (inside) Finished Uneven and insufficient glaze application, foot too high, sharp rim
Small tea cup. Low-fire white and red clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/22 2013/10/03 Mark Egan’s Clear Given away
Square tea cup. Low-fire red clay, slip and glazes. Wheel thrown, modified and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/20, 2013/09/24 White slip, Atlantis (?) (inside), Mark Egan’s Clear (outside) Given away
Bowl with untrimmed base. Low-fire red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/17 2013/10/03 Mark Egan’s Clear, Magic Amber Finished Multiple aesthetic issues, very heavy
Small tea cup. Low-fire red clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/20, 2013/09/23 2013/10/03 Mark Egan’s Clear, Magic Amber Given away
Coaster. Mid-fire mixed porcelaneous and brown clay and glaze. Wheel thrown and reduction fired to cone 6.
Tea Dust Sold Reduction fired
Lid. Mid-fire brown and white clay and clear glaze. Marbled, wheel thrown and fired to cone 6.
2013/12/04 Burlington Clear Fired Originally thrown as a mug-and-lid set, but the mug cracked after bisque firing and was discarded. The lid was intact but was found to be too shallow to be really usable.
Bowl. Low-fire white clay and glazes. Wheel thrown and fired to cone 04.
2013/09/24 2013/10/04 Leather Pants (inside), Grasshopper (outside) Given away