50/50 Wash

I’m This is the go to wash in our studio.
It was brought to my attention by Jess a few years back and I huffed and puffed when I first saw her use it, but I quickly came around after playing with it, and was floored after seeing results when it’s used in conjunction with the stencils, Since then, we’ve seen it referenced by John Britt in his glaze books.
(2) tablespoons gerstly borate
(2) tablespoons masion stain
(1) cup water
I imagine that any masion stain or oxide can be used when mixing this up.
I use this instead of using an underglaze wash when layering on shino glazes.
Brush it on.
Sponge it off.
Sand the surface.
Wipe it down.
Sun dry and set aside for glazing.
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Drop Frames and Monsters

Ok… it’s time to throw a few more bananas into the cake…

I’ve decided to get another studio monkey to help with the R&D in prep for the Small Monsters exhibition.
Enter the Jade Monkey… (inside joke)… I had the good fortune to have a helper out in the studio testing a set of Drop Frames this week-end. Jade’s slab work was exceptional and opened up a whole new path. High Five!

These frames are from Matt at MossBeach Ceramics. Check them out, these are a whole bunch of fun!

Decorate a slab an set in the frame and drop!
FUN!

 

 

 There are so many directions to take this…
 Big thanks to Matt & the Monkey!
This is only going someplace good…