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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by T-session » Oct 7th 13 4:56 pm

I have some more pics to share from my recent firing. I love the new green ash glaze I made. I had a blue version then made a cream version and now this... I'm a happy guy. :D

Green...

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Blue...

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And this beautiful drip on the cream!!

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And a beautiful sunrise from our deck

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This might be a little hard to see,but pretty, it's a 180 degree panoramic from our deck and our driveway going down to the road on the right.

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Cheers,
Bill

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by debunix » Oct 8th 13 6:28 pm

Lovely vistas, both ceramic and outdoors!

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by T-session » Jan 29th 14 1:45 am

Hi all,
I've started getting ready to fire again. I have a nice assortment of tea ware mixed in including some tea caddy's :D

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I'll share some more as it comes.
Cheers,
Bill

I had more pics to post but this is the only one that would show up?

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by woozl » Jan 29th 14 2:54 am

Fire
On The Mountain

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by T-session » Jan 29th 14 1:29 pm

woozl wrote:Fire
On The Mountain
Nice Woozl! Love that comment!

And while I'm back on TeaChat, thank you Debunix for your continued support! I get my inspiration from there :D
debunix wrote:Lovely vistas, both ceramic and outdoors!
The other pics I tried to post last night are:

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..and a painting commission I recently finished, 24" x 36, of a guy's river lot near here, painted mostly on location. See where those multicolored, mountain landscape chawans come from?! I have a strong love for landscapes. Hmmmm... It's been a while, I should make some more of those again, love how they come out, when they come out.


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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by eyvind » Jan 29th 14 3:53 pm

Painting and pottery. Nice.
The painting reminds me of many rivers in Michigan.

Those glazes are lovely. How is the droplet so clear and glassy?

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by bonjiri » Jan 29th 14 9:13 pm

bill

enjoyed the above postings !

how long are you firings ?

love your surfaces !
cheers !
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by T-session » Jan 30th 14 12:35 am

eyvind wrote:Painting and pottery. Nice.
The painting reminds me of many rivers in Michigan.

Those glazes are lovely. How is the droplet so clear and glassy?
Thank you Eyvind. The drip is called "biidoro" It's a special form of "tamadare" (tama=ball, dara=running). I create a heavy ash build up and use a relatively fast cooling, to make the drips glossy. I use a combination of different woods to create the clear, light green color (different woods create different colored ash). I also find fluctuating the temperature during the firing, with the high-temperature finish and relatively fast cooling gives me the variety of surfaces I like the most.
bonjiri wrote:bill

enjoyed the above postings !

how long are you firings ?

love your surfaces !
cheers !
cory
Thanks Cory! I'm firing this kiln close to 20 hours, (13+ with the previous kiln) agitating alternating ember beds (above and then below the grate) approximately every 7-8 stokings after 1800*f when the ember beds are built up enough. More frequently when it's hot enough for the surfaces to be tacky (2100*f). This agitating gives the vertical surfaces ash. It had been collecting on the horizontal surfaces prior when the draft was slower. Then I control my ember bed depth by using different woods/combinations of woods. A lot of this I know that you already know, it's for our TC friends that may also read this.
Cheers and great firings!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by Chip » Jan 30th 14 4:31 am

Beautiful painting, Bill. If this was Montana, I would say "A River Runs Through It!" :mrgreen: Looks like we could walk right into it.

And looking forward to seeing the results of your firing.

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by T-session » Jan 31st 14 12:27 am

Chip wrote:Beautiful painting, Bill. If this was Montana, I would say "A River Runs Through It!" :mrgreen: Looks like we could walk right into it.

And looking forward to seeing the results of your firing.
Thank you Chip, I enjoyed the change up and I definitely need to take advantage of all opportunities for art sales/commissions to pay the bills with. It was mostly painted "plein air" meaning on location. I made over a dozen trips for the day there to paint. Here is me on site. Early on and then approximately a month later

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Back to clay... :D

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by Chip » Jan 31st 14 2:25 am

Awesome Bill, thank you for sharing! :D

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by NPE » Jan 31st 14 8:33 am

Any chance that you will be making your wonderful paintings available (maybe via etsy) for the wider population as well?

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by T-session » Jan 31st 14 1:54 pm

NPE wrote:Any chance that you will be making your wonderful paintings available (maybe via etsy) for the wider population as well?
Hi NPE,
I would be happy to discuss this further but feel I shouldn't spend more of TC's space talking about non-clay/tea related items. I was just tossing in a little something different about me for TC friends. I think some may like to know the "artist" as the "person' a little sometimes. I've always enjoyed it when I know the TChaters on a different level, whether chats on the phone, emails or meeting a TChater at a show. You guys are a part of my life.
If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at williperri@aol.com. Please put TeaChat in the subject line so it doesn't get deleted. I generally find etsy best for smaller items but now I think I should give my paintings a try. I have been painting for 39 years now and just been available through galleries and at shows. It's about time to expand again. Thanks for the idea/push! :D
Best,
Bill

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Chip wrote:Awesome Bill, thank you for sharing! :D
And as for you Mr. Moderator, thank you always, you've been a long time support!

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by debunix » Feb 2nd 14 6:23 pm

Posted in the wrong topic, brain addled by looking at one piece of teaware on the computer, with another lovely piece in my hand
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

by Drax » Feb 2nd 14 8:17 pm

Whoops, ditto!

I did remember wondering when Bill had moved... good to know he hasn't! :lol:

Edit: to remove my goof!