Подборка интересных и вдохновляющих каналов в инстаграм о керамике и керамистах.
Весна — время вдохновляться новым. В этом году в трендах индустрии керамики и чайных принадлежностей — минимализм и стремление к естественности. Мы подобрали десять каналов в инстаграм, которые отражают эти тренды и помогут вам вдохновиться для внимательных чаепитий.
A little green teapot, part of my collection of work kept from my time studying ceramics in Ireland, it’s remained a keen favourite of mine, even if it isn’t perfect. The glaze on the underside of the pulled strap handle has pooled unevenly, visually it isn’t too much of an issue, but you would certainly feel it as it’s poured. I haven’t yet figured out a way to comfortably glaze these teapots flawlessly. I make only a few at a time and the glazing sessions are so far between that I forget what methods I’ve tried and those I haven’t. It isn’t so much the straining holes inside or the single one on the lid, which I’m cautious about, but it’s the overall finish of the glaze. I want it to be uniform, to feel like one, homogeneous later, save where it breaks on the sharp edges revealing the brown clay body beneath. Even with a bucket of glaze large enough, submerging the whole pot in one go with glazing tongs is troublesome as the inside tends to get thick with glaze. I’ve figured out a method to keep the interior holes free from clogging. I wet a paintbrush and dab the areas around the pierced holes on either side before dipping it in glaze. As the bisque clay body has drawn in moisture already, it can’t absorb as much water again when dipped into the bucket of glaze, leaving the area already sodden glazed, but only thinly. Another technique of glazing these is to dip the bottom half using the overtop handle as support, sparing it from the glaze. Once the bottom section is dry, I hold the body of the pot and submerge the remaining part of the handle. This method feels the easiest and should give the best results, but try as I might there’s always an overlapping section of glaze on the handle which, even when allowed to go bone dry, is very difficult to rub and scrape back to make it appear normal again. Even when I think I’ve done a good enough job, once they’re fired small marks or patches of thinner glaze always appear. This doesn’t mean I’ve never glazed one well, I have, but it isn’t consistent enough for me. It’s partly one of the reasons I want to drop the overhanging handle and replace it with specially made wooden ones.