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Kraak ware dinner plates. Updated 15th June 2017

Recently my stoneware spin on the tradition of "kraak" ware, Europe's response to the Ming dynasty imported blue on white porcelains, has become a bit of an obsession. But intense decoration is fun to do, and, when the colours come right in the firing, very rewarding. Some of these plates are the ones which were exhibited in The Oxford Ceramics Gallery, as part of the "Michael Cardew and his Pupils" exhibition. Happily, three out of four sold at the opening in May.

Floral kraak ware plate, beech ash jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Floral kraak ware dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter.

Kraak ware dinner plate with bird. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware dinner plate with bird. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

Kraak ware fern dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware fern dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Cobalt and jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Cobalt and jun glaze. 11" diameter

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 00:06:00

LATEST FIRING March 2017

A very mixed firing with many experimental glazes. Four different white glazes for requested vases. Further variations on the theme of "kraak" ware. Further variations on wax resist "double glazing ".

Vases. Four whites

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Vases. Four white glazes.

Moon flask, four whites

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Moon flask, 12" high, four white glazes

Sgraffitto Jun glaze kraak ware dinner plate

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Sgraffitto Jun glaze kraak ware dinner plate, 11" diameter.

Large sgraffitto Jun kraak ware dish, 13" diameter

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Large sgraffitto Jun kraak ware dish, 13" diameter

Small wax resist cobalt double-glazed dish 6" diameter

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Small wax resist cobalt double-glazed dish 6" diameter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 00:03:00

Recent Stoneware and Earthenware Firings, Updated 2nd.March 2017

The latest firings have been mainly stoneware, including various variations on the "kraak" ware motif. 

Small wax resist "kraak" ware dish.Cobalt over Tenmoku.

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Small "kraak" ware dish.Wax resist, cobalt over Tenmoku.

Large wax resist "kraak" ware dinner plate. Jun over Tenmoku

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Large wax resist "kraak" ware dinner plate. Jun over Tenmoku

Large Sgraffitto "kraak" ware dinner plate. Jun over slip, cobalt wash.

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Large Sgraffitto "kraak" ware dinner plate. Jun over slip, cobalt wash.

Large "kraak" ware dinner plate. Wax resist.Cobalt over slip glaze.

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Large "kraak" ware dinner plate. Wax resist.Cobalt over slip glaze.

Sgraffitto jun glazed mugs, Persian "kashan" style.

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Sgraffitto jun glazed mugs, Persian "kashan" style.

Anthony OBrien

Shivlagh, Bunowen
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland