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Ceramics: Extrusion pieces now nice and glossy


We collected the final pieces for assessment from class on Wednesday.

Putting the gloss glaze on over the underglazes has made such a difference. Even the piece I made out of left over bits of extruded clay has turned out quite well. (It will still become a herb pot in  the garden.)

Now the course is over I’ll head back to classes at my local ceramics studio. I’m looking forward to creating pieces I want to create rather than follow another person’s project brief.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

3 thoughts on “Ceramics: Extrusion pieces now nice and glossy

  1. Those extruded pieces really caught my eye when I was browsing tags that interested me. The piece on the left reminds me of the coral you find in deep sea vents. It’s beautiful. We have an extruder in our studio and I’ve yet to use it. Was it messy?

    Lovely glaze too! Keep it up. 🙂

    • The extruder was actually quite easy to use and not too messy. They probably have a few plates to attach to it to get square or round tubes, and they are pretty much the only thing to clean up.

      The coral type piece was a bit of an afterthought and it turned out so much better than I thought, I was using up cut pieces that I didn’t want to waste and decided to have a play with shapes. With just the underglazes after bisque firing I wasn’t that impressed but once the clear glaze went on, all the sponged colours over the flame colour I used as the base colour (especially the reef gold on the tallest piece) seemed to just blend together and look so good.

      I think the extruder might be really interesting to try for some of your underwater pieces. You’ll have to give it a go and see what you come up with. I think yours would look more realistic than mine what with your background. 🙂

  2. Yes, I’ll have to try it! It seems like a lot of fun and I’m quite interested now. Thank you!

    Keep up with the posts. I’ll check back for sure.

    Take care,


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