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Re: black on black pottery


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 31 2002 - 03:13:22 PST

I took a workshop from Barbara Gonzalez (Maria's Great-granddaughter).
We fired outdoors, just as in the video, and smothered the fire to create
the black. If air reaches the pottery it will remain red. I don't think this
can be achieved in a kiln.
                                                        Woody in KC wrote:
> Polish/burnish by slightly dampening dry clay pottery and then burnish
> with a polished stone...or back of a spoon..but the stone works
> better.
> Just fire the burnished pots at the proper cone for bisque firing for
> that particular clay.
> Great video on black pottery: Maria
> Shari in NY

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