D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO


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damn

Postby bonjiri » Jul 17th, '09, 00:17

hehe

michael.

murph's law. good ole murphy

i love the black haze. contrasts well on the celadon.

can't wait to see your next firing.

kiln is loaded up... have quite a few experiments in there. some larger pieces balancing on shells. wish me luck

hehe
aloha sir

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Here's to a good firing...

Postby shyrabbit » Jul 17th, '09, 00:23

c,

Hoping for a good firing...As you know, the Fire can care little for balance.

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have a wonderful firing !!!!!

Postby bonjiri » Jul 17th, '09, 00:30

shyrabbit wrote:c,

Hoping for a good firing...As you know, the Fire can care little for balance.

Michael


!!!!! have a wonderful firing michael ! !!!!

cheers
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Postby Seeker » Jul 17th, '09, 13:20

Happy and good firings to you both!

Michael,

I'm noticing that you use diferent stamps on your chawan, a spiral, a hand/pine needle design, and another that for some reason reminds me of an F. Is there a significance to the stamps or meaning for each one and how you choose?

Curious.
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Postby shyrabbit » Jul 18th, '09, 11:52

Seeker wrote:Happy and good firings to you both!

Michael,

I'm noticing that you use diferent stamps on your chawan, a spiral, a hand/pine needle design, and another that for some reason reminds me of an F. Is there a significance to the stamps or meaning for each one and how you choose?

Curious.


J,

I'm interested in marking time as it relates to my work and work cycles over the long run. In my printmaking I serialize each and every print I make. The serial number is 6 digit number with a letter that places each print in a very specific place and time. These serial numbers act like post-it notes that allows me to revisit the "place of mind" that was present when that work was created.

The chop marks on my ceramic work serve a similar purpose. I create different stamps for different times an/or bodies of work. I often combine chops to make new ones that convey additional information to me. I will also "reuse" chops and reassign different meaning to them. Again, this is all in an effort to read the chops and decode the information for future use or reference.

I hope this makes some sense(?)

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aloha michael

Postby bonjiri » Jul 21st, '09, 16:00

m

any chance you worked with 'fish scale' glazes ?

any recipes you're willing to share if so ?

cheers

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Fish Scale Glazes

Postby shyrabbit » Jul 22nd, '09, 13:23

c,

Sorry for the slow response both here and to your PM's. I've had computer and wifi problems on and off for the last week...

I have two recipes for what is knows as "Fish Scale" glazes, I've been meaning to try for some time now. Generally, Fish Scale glazes tend to be very high feldspathic glazes that craze and that are applied rather thick. They look best over darker clay bodies.

You might also try the following recipes with various oxides to create different color effects. These recipes will produce milky white glazes with smooth "fat" and "buttery" surfaces. The excessive crazing will also likely give a visual depth to these glazes.

Maybe we can both, or any of the other potters here for that matter, test and compare our results here(?).

Michael

Glaze #1
cone 10-11, reduction

Soda Feldspar 80
Whiting 10
Clay 10 (try om-4 or EPK = different results)
Bone Ash 2

Glaze #2
cone 10-11, reduction

Cornwall Stone 85
Whiting 15
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Re: Fish Scale Glazes

Postby bonjiri » Jul 22nd, '09, 20:28

shyrabbit wrote:c,

Sorry for the slow response both here and to your PM's. I've had computer and wifi problems on and off for the last week...

I have two recipes for what is knows as "Fish Scale" glazes, I've been meaning to try for some time now. Generally, Fish Scale glazes tend to be very high feldspathic glazes that craze and that are applied rather thick. They look best over darker clay bodies.

You might also try the following recipes with various oxides to create different color effects. These recipes will produce milky white glazes with smooth "fat" and "buttery" surfaces. The excessive crazing will also likely give a visual depth to these glazes.

Maybe we can both, or any of the other potters here for that matter, test and compare our results here(?).

Michael

Glaze #1
cone 10-11, reduction

Soda Feldspar 80
Whiting 10
Clay 10 (try om-4 or EPK = different results)
Bone Ash 2

Glaze #2
cone 10-11, reduction

Cornwall Stone 85
Whiting 15


michael

thank you ! yyy, once i mix it up , i'll be sure to show the test pieces on different clay bodies.

i got one here i found online. don't know if it works.

potash feldspar 40.7
whiting 13.3
EPK 6.8
spodumene 15.5
flourspar 4.7
bone ash 6.3
bentonite 3.0

thank you michael

aloha
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby iannon » Jul 23rd, '09, 22:22

wow that sounds neat..either of you have any pics of this fish scale glazing?
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby bonjiri » Jul 25th, '09, 02:21

iannon wrote:wow that sounds neat..either of you have any pics of this fish scale glazing?


ian

aloha. i have photographs from books which i don't have permission to print. i'll fire some test pieces and post michael's two recipes and the other recipe i found online .

cheers

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Jul 27th, '09, 19:07

A couple of relatively recent pieces glazed with Shino and Sage Nuka. The first bowl is a white stoneware and the other is a buff stoneware, always interesting to see the contribution the clay body makes to the final glaze finish.

I posted additional images in my etsy shop @ http://shyrabbit.etsy.com

Thanks for looking,
Michael

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby bonjiri » Jul 28th, '09, 22:44

michael

what does the inside and foot area look like (chawan on top ) ?

both are beautiful !

more photos please

aloha
cory



shyrabbit wrote:A couple of relatively recent pieces glazed with Shino and Sage Nuka. The first bowl is a white stoneware and the other is a buff stoneware, always interesting to see the contribution the clay body makes to the final glaze finish.

I posted additional images in my etsy shop @ http://shyrabbit.etsy.com

Thanks for looking,
Michael

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Jul 29th, '09, 17:16

Thanks Cory,
A few additional pix of the foot and inside...sorry for the poor images.

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby bonjiri » Jul 29th, '09, 17:25

wow

michael

i love this turquoise piece

wow !
its beautiful

does the turquoise have any barium carb ?
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Jul 29th, '09, 17:46

c,
No Barium Carb...this glazes does some amazing things when re-fired to cone 08 in a bisque firing.

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