THE INQUISITIVE EYES, EARS AND HANDS OF GUY JUNIOR!
I think it is a young Rhesus Monkey but I'm not 100% sure!
Could be a Capuchin Monkey, but I've never seen one at that age.
CORE SAMPLES - MINERAL SAMPLES TAKIN WITH A HOLLOW DRILL
TO DETERMINE THE MINERAL CONTENT
I've never quite understood why Ceramics isn't classified as an offshoot of Geology, since it is almost entirely made up from ground-up or decomposed ROCKS and MINERALS. The more one understands geology, the easier it is to understand ceramic glazes and their diverse behaviour.
GOETHITE - ROPE-LIKE 3D CRYSTALS - ALSO DUE TO VERY SLOW COOLING
ROCKS and MINERALS, with their multiple shapes and colors can also be a major generating point for ideas - hence the development of Agateware and Crystalline glazes.
JAMIE KOWALSKI - CRYSTALLINE GLAZE ON FLAT PC SUBSTRATE
GORDON HUTCHENS - ALMOST 2 DIMENSIONAL CRYSTALLINE GLAZE ON
FLAT PC SUBSTRATE
AGATEWARE is the English term for vari-colored clay that have been layered or laminated like igneous rocks from the fire of the volcano, or sedimentary and metamorphic rocks that have formed through decomposition and compression.
It imitates the look of rocks by manipulating
the layered clays in various ways. You can either use natural colored clays, or mix a white clay with coloring oxides and carbonates or body stains.
RH - SALT-GLAZED PORCELAIN
IT HELPS TO BE A BIT OF AN
THIS ONE HAS BEEN ABOUT THE IDEA OR CONCEPT OF LAMINATION.
THE NEXT POSTING WILL TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PROCESS AND SEE SOME VARIED RESULTS.
WE HAVE MANY VISITORS THIS MONTH, SO PART #2 WILL PROBABLY TAKE A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO PREPARE.
HAPPY READING AND THOUGHTFUL THINKING.