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Post by anita h on October 30th 2008, 6:11 pm

dantheman wrote:Laughter no! one buys a drum of glaze,it may be a mix of chemical,metal oxide...well loads of things, potters have experimented with various compounds for thousands of years
Hi Dan and everyone
Thanks for your comments
Some of the glazes are ready made some we had to make up i am not particuarily good at the chemistry of glazes but I am good at knowing how to combine them to achieve good glaze effects. Nonetheless, I am still amazed at the results next trials are to get a ruskin type look,cant wait !
I will send Dan more pics as soon as we get the next trials out .
If anyone on this site can make our Open day Nov 8th we would love to see you we have Henry Sandon and Eric knowles has just called me to say he his bringing a coach party of 40 i am so excited !
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Post by anita h on October 30th 2008, 6:20 pm

skay wrote:Happy

Does it ever go off? How long can you keep a drum of glaze? Why can't someone buy the recipe? Can't it be copied?

:sm3: :sm3: :sm3:

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Hi Skay
Yes glaze does go off and often does also it can start to form crystals and calcium deposits depending on the ingredients used,sometimes they can be remixed and lawned (sieved) and reused they can also go mouldy if in powder form, even if kept dry and they are very expensive. The best way to prolong the shelf life is to mix and sieve them regularly if they are already slopped up, as they can also set like concrete!
Hope this is a little help to you.
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Post by anita h on October 30th 2008, 6:29 pm

dantheman wrote:not only fun but very relaxing and rewarding.
Go for it Carolyn,there's no time like the present.
Hi Carolyn
Yes go for it!
It all started as a hobby for me and I ended up as head of design at Poole for a number of years as designer at Cobridge and now have my own studio and as Dan says it is very rewarding and very theraputic I still get excited every time I open the kiln after 15yrs!
Also these days you can buy glazes off the shelf ready to use theyare very very good especialy for the hobbyist these glazes re not so good when you are producing in numbers as obviously speed of production and painting times has to play a major part of ceramics as a buisiness and many of these hobby glazes have large crystals in them to create an effect, great effects but are not realy suitable for large quantities of production but fantastic for your own use and selling in small numbers.
One of the best places to get started is Pottery crafts outlets but there are many more.
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Post by skay on October 30th 2008, 9:09 pm

Happy

Thank you Anita, that does help, I didn't know anything about glaze.

I still have more questions though :sm3:

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Post by anita h on October 30th 2008, 9:19 pm

skay wrote:Happy

Thank you Anita, that does help, I didn't know anything about gla


I still have more questions though :sm3:

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Ask away i will try and answer but it may not be straight away and i may not know the answer!!

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Post by skay on October 30th 2008, 9:23 pm

Happy

Its not much Laughter

I presume then different glazes are known to make different colours / effects, so its where you place them and how you arrange and mix them? Are you never certain what's happened until later?

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Post by anita h on October 30th 2008, 10:06 pm

skay wrote:Happy

Its not much Laughter

I presume then different glazes are known to make different colours / effects, so its where you place them and how you arrange and mix them? Are you never certain what's happened until later?

xx
Its all very complicated it depends on what goes into the glaze that gives the colour, also how thick you apply it on the pot,how you fire it in the kiln ,and at what temperature you fire to,whether you use gas or electric,the clay body it is applied too and so on. Copper in a glaze will make green, iron makes brown ,cobalt makes blue to name but a few. You can apply one glaze over another to create a different effect or colour and so on. If for instance you over fire cadmium red it will turn black and go very orange peely. Some glazes are soft therefore will run others are very stiff and stay in place ,
all of this depends on what goes into the glazes. Some glazes will blister then you can add quartz to help this and it all has to be measured and pint wieghted, and all this is just for starters!
Today though yo can buy ready made glazes from the hobby shop if you just want to do it as a hobby and not go into the chemistry of glazes!
Its experience of firing different glazes at different temperatures and placing in kilns that gets you to know how the different glazes work,for instance stoneware glazes are very high fired on a low fired body where as earthenware glazes are lower fired but the body is fired higher.
You can controll the firing pretty well and there are things you can use in the kiln such as bullers rings to tell you how the kiln is firing through out s you get to know your hot spots and cooler areas and place your pots accordingly smaller kilns have less ofn a spread in temperature.
Hope this helps a little
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Post by skay on October 31st 2008, 10:02 am

Happy

That's great Anita, thanks very much :ch3:

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Anita Harris Pot with shell knop

Post by Susan Bearder on February 8th 2009, 11:50 am

For information, my last purchase at Poole Pottery before leaving UK. Susie

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Post by dantheman on February 8th 2009, 12:00 pm

that looks like Velta? I have never seen that design,do you know the name Susie?
Anita is a member here so she could id it if you don't know

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Post by Susan Bearder on February 8th 2009, 12:03 pm

Sorry dont - just grabbed it and paid my money. S

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Velta by Anita and Janice

Post by anita h on February 9th 2009, 8:06 pm

dantheman wrote:that looks like Velta? I have never seen that design,do you know the name Susie?
Anita is a member here so she could id it if you don't know
Hi Dan and Susie
Yes it is the Velta design by Janice Tchalenko and myself designed around 96 I think. We produced it for s short time on the shape in photo in two sizes and on a couple of footed bowls. The brighter coloued designs such as volcano gemstones aurora etc sold much better so Velta was not produced for very long. Hope this helps
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Post by dantheman on February 9th 2009, 8:09 pm

Thanks Anita,I thought you might know Laughter

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Post by Susan Bearder on February 9th 2009, 8:37 pm

Thank you very much both of you for that! I must like the more muted colours. lol! Have lots of blues made by many potters from all over the world. Susie

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A few more Anita Harris Pots

Post by tudorrose on November 1st 2009, 2:13 pm













All purchased last November at the open day. Our stoneware candlesticks were first trial and fully signed. Mr Sandon Obliged too. Sharron
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Post by dantheman on November 1st 2009, 2:22 pm

Henry was at the open day yesterday for the official opening of the 2 new bottle kilns Henry & Eric (Knowles)

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Post by tudorrose on November 1st 2009, 2:28 pm

I missed Eric last time, but caught up with him at the Moorcroft Open day laster that month. Didn't even know there was an event yesterday!!

Hope you had an enjoyable day, buy anything nice? care to share any info? 2 new kilns sound very promising.......
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Post by dantheman on November 1st 2009, 2:48 pm

I didn't go but Anita sent some pics to a forum where we both are members

http://www.poolepotterycollectorsclub.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=36

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Post by gareth-h on April 28th 2012, 5:50 pm

I've not kept up with Anita Harris recently. This one comes from Anita Harris Art Pottery, is that a different venture from Anita Harris Studio?

Anyway this design is called, I believe, Potteries Past, which features bottle kilns and billowing smoke whihc is really evocative. Bottle kilns are fascinating things, although I have heard factory owners used to send the workers in to empty them while they were still hot resulting in much eye and lung damage and many early deaths.

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