Russel Fouts on thu 7 dec 06
>> They require a vitreous surface underneath to develop their look.
On a glaze, they will take on the same gloss as the glaze underneath -
glossy on glossy, matte on matte, etc. I happen to like the metallic
lusters on sandblasted surfaces for an even more flat look. Glaze per se
isn't strictly essential, since any sufficiently vitreous surface will
work: porcelain, for instance, or glass. Regular bare fired clay won't
do it, though, especially clay fired as low as terra sigillata. <<
Sorry, but it does work, It's just a different look. Only very slightly
shiney. Actually about as shiny as a mildly shiney terra-sig.
I listed several artists in my previous post. All of them except Duncan
Ascough are doing it on terra-sig.
I even have a piece of Geoffrey Wheeldon's work and there is nothing on
there but terra-sig and luster muted with smoke. Very nice.
Snail Scott on fri 8 dec 06
At 01:25 AM 12/7/2006 +0100, Russel wrote:>
>Sorry, but it does work, It's just a different look. Only very slightly
>shiney. Actually about as shiny as a mildly shiney terra-sig.
OK, I stand corrected. It's always turned grey
for me on earthenware, but I never tried it on
a very highly burnished surface.