Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)


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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 12th, '13, 21:24

Tea-ser photos... :mrgreen: I started snapping very detailed shots after cleaning up all of the pieces, but I do not have the cord to connect the camera to the PC so It will be a few more days till you see those. (After unloading the kiln I traveled home for Mothers day). But without much futher ado sneak peaks at my 8 pieces.

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Wood kiln pieces by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


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Wood kiln pieces by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Wood kiln pieces by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Wood kiln pieces by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby futurebird » May 12th, '13, 21:56

Can't wait to see the close ups, Adam. The colors and organic forms are quite beautiful. Looks like you had a good firing--

Would love to see some of these with some matcha!
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby futurebird » May 15th, '13, 18:11

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I'm playing around with drawing on the pots. But it's hard to get it looking "effortless" ha ha... I think I ruined this one with my attempt at trout swimming up stream.

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I erased it. I need to read up on 'how to draw on clay'

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But look what came in the mail today!! a Solid rosewood Chinese clay mallet! OMG it's so heavy and it works sooooo much better than the potato masher. If only I didn't have so many papers to grade I'd do another pot right now... maybe try out the dodecahedron designs...

Thank you, for the feedback, by the way-- I'll be taking it in to account!
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby futurebird » May 16th, '13, 08:54

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Last one, I'm on pot number 13 out of 100! more than 10% done!

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Is burnishing worth it?
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 16th, '13, 17:34

Alright I am going to post quite a few posts in quick succession to keep the photos per post down. These are detailed shots fo the pieces I made from the recent wood firing.

First up a Yunomi which came out to be a wonderful copper color.

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Yunomi by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


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Yunomi (5) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


The massive Chawan I made ( likely too thick to be used for Matcha, might make a good Waste water bowl though). It still has wadding on it that needs to be cleaned up.

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Uber Wan (4) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

close up of ash and glaze pool:
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Uber Wan (3) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Uber Wan (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 16th, '13, 17:38

Next up a small wan/ yunomi.

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small wan by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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small wan (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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small wan (2) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


A hopeful teabowl, might be slightly too small for proper whisking.


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Pinchwork teabowl(1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Pinchwork Teabowl by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Pinchwork Teabowl (3) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 16th, '13, 17:42

Two Large wan:

First one:

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Large Wan 2 (2) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Large Wan 2 by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Large Wan 2 (4) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

Second one:

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large wan 1 by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Large Wan 1 (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Large Wan 1 (3) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 16th, '13, 17:44

Two Hand Carved pieces:

Yunomi:

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Carved Yunomi (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Carved Yunomi (3) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Carved Yunomi(2) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


Vase:

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Carved Vase by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Carved Vase (2) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Carved Vase (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby futurebird » May 16th, '13, 18:25

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I love the color inside of those one. What did you do to make it happen?

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This shape is nice as well.

Can't wait to see more of your work, Adam!
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 16th, '13, 19:05

futurebird wrote:Image

I love the color inside of those one. What did you do to make it happen?

Can't wait to see more of your work, Adam!


This one has a thin layer of Oribe inside, which ran because it was fired on it's side. It also was placed at the very front of the kiln next to the firebox, so it got exposed to a massive amount of wood ash, which in part came through in the pool of "glass" on the side of the piece.
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby debunix » May 16th, '13, 22:19

Very nice. I particularly like the lovely warm color of the first coppery yunomi, the blue pool of the big chawan, and the ?flame pattern on large wan 1.
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby biglou13 » May 17th, '13, 00:16

Beautiful!!!!!!

I can't wait get into some wood fire!

Can you please tell us about glazes, home many hours firing, what cone, what clay body, natural flash or slip, what part of kiln was each piece fired, what kind of wood, wading recipe?

How much time u spend firing?

What a treat!!!
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 17th, '13, 00:49

biglou13 wrote:Beautiful!!!!!!

I can't wait get into some wood fire!

Can you please tell us about glazes, home many hours firing, what cone, what clay body, natural flash or slip, what part of kiln was each piece fired, what kind of wood, wading recipe?

How much time u spend firing?

What a treat!!!


This was part of a ceramics class at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. All those pieces are one of three glazes: Oribe, Pearl Shino, and Devers Shino. ( I did not take good notes on which piece was which, and it is harder to tell the Pearl Shino, and Devers Shino apart than I thought based on where it was in the kiln). None* of the pieces are glazed on the outside, I only glazed the inside, and a few I did dip the rim in the glaze as well, but I did not apply glaze to the outside of the pieces. All the "glaze" on the exterior of the pieces is the wood ash build up, which really shows why it seems to be uneven and oddly applied.

The firing was done as part of the class, and the firing went from Wednesday early morning, to early morning Sunday, so about 4-5 days. I do not know exactly the temps reached ( I was not working at this time), but I did hear that the back of the kiln reached Cone 11, and the front has been known to reach Cone 13. Typically about 2600F degrees in the front.

The wadding was a mix ( I am not sure on the exact proportions) of clay and bran. Wood was all sorts of woods, but a mix of hard and soft woods. There was a good bit of pine which is good for quickly raising the heat, but the hard woods give much more ash and a far better coal bed and more prolonged heat. I can't get too much more specific on the wood, as it really was a mix of all sorts, the teacher has made connections with many local groups and they know to call her and let her know when they have cleared wood, so it can be carted away to the kiln site. ( One such place is a boyscout camp.)

I wish I could answer more about the clay body but I do not completely know the details, I may have been told but I think it went over my head. The clay was a clay specially prepared by the Institute of Arts to be able to handle the wood fire. If I recall correctly it is lower in iron compared to most clays because the iron can help cause cracks to happen during the firing.
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby futurebird » May 17th, '13, 11:00

Adam is your class over or will we get to see more work. I would love to take a class I may do so in the fall. I need to see what the CUNY college offer since I can take courses there for free (if there's extra space) ... but I think I'd still have kiln fees.

By the way have you found that making teawares has changed the way that you look at them? Do you find certain things more impressive that they used to seem? Are there teawares that you like now that you didn't like before or vice versa?

By the way are you an artists in other media?
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Re: Amateur Hour (Non Artisan Member Made pots and cups)

Postby AdamMY » May 17th, '13, 11:10

futurebird wrote:Adam is your class over or will we get to see more work. I would love to take a class I may do so in the fall. I need to see what the CUNY college offer since I can take courses there for free (if there's extra space) ... but I think I'd still have kiln fees.

By the way have you found that making teawares has changed the way that you look at them? Do you find certain things more impressive that they used to seem? Are there teawares that you like now that you didn't like before or vice versa?

By the way are you an artists in other media?


The class is over, the wood kiln is so much work it only gets fired at the end of the class. While I have always respected teawafor quire, and viewed good pieces in a bit of awe, after taking two classes, I am now more at the point that when I see a really good piece, I am now even more in a state of awe, as I know know how hard it can be to accomplish certain things.

I am not really an artist in any other media, occasionally I like to write poetry, (haven't done that for quite some time though). I used to be fairly good at the Saxophone, but music went by the wayside when I really started to focus on mathematics, which I am sure you know is considered by some an art form.
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