Entered Information
Student Name: George T
Grade: 11
Title: Scorched
Description: This work is a coil-built non-functional bottle. I built the work out of a clay named “Grogzilla” which contains, according to the manufacturer, 4 types of grog as well as heavy sand. I burnished this piece after applying XX-Saggar terra sigillata which I mixed myself. While burnishing it, the spoon I was using caught on the large, cat-litter-sized chunks of grog, causing them to be dragged along the piece, leaving visible trials which served to contrast the surrounding smooth and polished surfaces. I then bisque fired this piece and wrapped it in cloth, steel wool, and wire (aluminium, brass, and copper wire) before pit firing it under wood, coal, seaweed, woodchips, and cow-pies. Copper Basic was poured over the pit. The pit burned for 8-10 hours. The flames were then extinguished, and the piece was recovered the next day.
Dimensions: (L)5 x (W)5 x (H)9 (Inches)
Weight: 3 Lbs.
School: Clay By The Bay - San Francisco, CA
Teacher: Didem Mert
Exhibition: The 22nd Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition

No awards given
Additional Work Info
Clay Vendor: Other, Clay Planet Grogzilla
Wheel Vendor:
Tool Vendor: Other, Xiem Tools, DiamondCore tools, MudTools ribs
Glaze Vendor: Other, No glaze, homemade terra sigillata
Kiln Vendor: Skutt
Firing Temp: Low Fire, Pit firing
Atmosphere: Other, Atmospheric firing
Cone Number: , Unknown
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