Hedgehog planter // Maceta-erizo

Ayer por fin pude recoger mi maceta-erizo de la clase de cerámica. Ha sido un proceso largo, puesto que, si vas a poner en marcha un horno que se calienta hasta 2000ºC, quieres asegurarte de que aprovechas al máximo la energía llenándolo todo lo que se pueda. Lo modelé con arcilla rakú y, antes de la primera cocción, pinté los ojos y nariz con engobe blanco y negro, respectivamente. Tras la cocción biscuit, lo bañé en esmalte transparente y, finalmente, se horneó a unos 1200ºC convitiéndolo en stoneware.

Yesterday I could finally pick up my hedgehog planter from the pottery class. It’s been a long process because, when you’re going to turn on a kiln that can reach 2,000ºC, you want to make sure you make the most of the energy you’re going to use by filling it up as much as possible. I modelled it in raku clay and, before the bisque firing, I painted its eyes and nose with white and black slip, respectively. After the bisque firing, I dipped it in transparent glaze and, finally, it was fired at around 1,200ºC turning it into stoneware.

Hedgehog planter

Ahora sólo necesita un poco de tierra y unas cuantas “púas” verdes.

Now it just needs a little bit of compost and some green “spikes”.

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