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By October 13, 2010

Copper oxide and copper carbonate were used along with three glazes on this pot.
Photo 2010 Beth Peterson.

This pot uses three different glazes: Coyote's Green Shino, Spectrum's Textured Hot Chowder, and Duncan's Deep Sea Treasure. Under the Hot Chowder (on the lid and upper area of the pot proper) I laid in vertical streaks of a mixture of copper oxide and copper carbonate.

The results? I love it! I hope you do, too! I also hope that this may inspire you to try out using oxides and carbonates as stains (although commercial stains are cool, too).

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October 13, 2010 at 8:29 am
(1) Nancy says:

I do like the effect, very much. This pot’s shape is very pleasing, too – it makes me want to pick it up and hold it.

October 13, 2010 at 10:51 am
(2) Kerry says:

Lovely! What a great shape and I love the glaze. Fun names too. It almost looks like you could use the top as a little bowl. Great work!

October 13, 2010 at 11:38 am
(3) Martha says:

Wow, really beautiful, I do love it.

October 13, 2010 at 11:44 am
(4) phylameana says:

Beth, very lovely result. Really LIKE it!

October 13, 2010 at 11:59 am
(5) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

It looks like the top could be used as a cup or bowl to taste or hold what ever is inside. I love the colors and shape.

October 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm
(6) NS Gill says:

It’s gorgeous, and so are the glaze names. I like the idea that the decoration of the bottom isn’t just an afterthought….
Off in my own world on a tangent…. Been reading that when cities first sprang up in Mesopotamia, they were accompanied by the loss of decoration on pottery, which became strictly utlitarian. How sad!

October 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm
(7) Susan says:

The combination of glazes really gives the look of an ocean wave. Nature provides great inspiration for art!

October 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm
(8) Donna says:

What an interesting and beautiful effect.

October 14, 2010 at 12:41 am
(9) Linda Larsen says:

That reminds me of Flow Blue pottery – you know, the really expensive antique stuff.

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