A Ceramic Throwback somewere in 2002

We love to reminisce back to the older days...

In these ceramic throwback blogpost we will reminisce about older work, designs & ideas....We start with our Splash tableware line :) Somewere in 2002 and it all started with throwing the wares, decorate them with three coates of underglaze and (discovered by accident because i'm somewhat clumsie) splash the colored surfaces with black slib and voila...In this time we already developped our colored slibs and made good use of those lovely colors...

Wauw it has been more than 18 years ago now.

Funny thing that not only the ceramics change in your lifetime but all things arround it, so also the pictures ofcourse...

Ahhhh sweet little butter dishes with even other color combinations and swirly knobs...

Problably there was some brighten up the pictures in those days :)
But the colors were rather bright for cone 3/4 in those days. Like 1180 degrees C with a home mixed transparant glaze to make it melt smoothly over that thick layer of underglaze...

red splatter terinne

Also making a lot of teapots in those days (a lot more than now) as i can see on these pictures.  Ohhhh and men what could go wrong....so many tlittle things when you are working with this style of ceramics. Of course a teapot is kind of a challange but putting on the three coates of colored underglaze....men.....

Because the fun is gone when the ceramics came out of the kiln with a thin spot of underglaze, then the whole idea was gone, the effect we wanted to have was a very solid color....

Also cups were made in the plenty...

   

A charming item we made in those days were chocolade fondues and it all the colors we could make and imagine, ofcourse with the splashes on them.

It started out as a request from a good friend, but they were a hit so the making of the chocolade fondues continued :)

Raw - thrown, trimmed, cut but still need to be sponsed, finetuned and decorated and  for the first fire...

Unfired underglaze coat, nice and pastel.....these will get super bright after the second (glaze) fire...

With there powdery white coat on from the transparant glaze, ready to be fired for the second time - the glaze fire. As the ceramic years fade away...

The feeling of opening a kiln is still as exited as the first, it never, never, never gets old or boring. Love it to this day and back again ;)

And yessss in these days we also were making samples, samples and more samples for color exploration and discovering lovely colors shemes...

The mint and lime green we still use today, designed many years ago :)

Maybe there is a bit more clear about our style in 2020 - we tried so many ceramic technics, so hard to choose for a stable collection. As teachers it is even more difficult because we want to show our students everything we know, learned, etc.

But you will be needing a few lives to take it all in - always learning, always...

 

Hope you have enjoyed our first ceramic throwback, it was a colorful one indeed.
If this work got your interest we can still make it with the technics we use now :)

Only on special requests, you can always let us know....

 

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