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Carol Rosser   Diameter 34 cm

Fired upside down, supported by sea shells. Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) and Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) ash deposits over a dry nepheline syenite glaze.

The series of images on this page are of pots we have produced using the controlled reduced cooling procedure. We are not totally certain that the cooling procedure is essential to their production, but are reluctant to do a firing without controlled cooling just in case it is necessary.

Carol Rosser   2008    25x25cm

Skardon River kaolin body with nepheline syenite slip. Fired inverted for 84 hours.

This plate was exhibited at the Sturt Woodfire  conference 2008. 

Carol Rosser   2008  diameter 34cm
Blackwood ash effects are predominant on this pot, although it was subjected to Forest Red Gum ash early in the firing. The shells supported a shielding inverted bowl. The near-black edge effect is clearly visible

Arthur Rosser  2008 diameter 14.5cm

Arthur Rosser  2008  diameter 25cm

A shallow bowl from one of the bowl stacks. There is no   slip applied to this pot, which was made from a clay body whose main constituent is Skardon River kaolin from near Weipa on the gulf of Carpentaria. The dark wad clay marks are made from iron bearing kaolin found on our own property.

Carol Rosser 2008 diameter 22cm

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Again, an inverted shielding bowl has been used to cut back the ash deposit on the top of this lidded jar.