Tuesday 5 February 2019

Black and White

These are the very first pieces in black stoneware which I applied porcelain slip over and play with the surfaces. I love the contrast between these two very different clay bodies and their interactions. 
Sometimes stoneware body rejects the porcelain, so fissures and cracks appear. Other times, they have a better connection, a natural looking bonding occurs. Each piece has become a unique being after this exchange which is than again tested and changed with high fire (around 1240-1280ºC in an electrical kiln).