Robin Hood's Bay
Earthenware plate with collaged lustre decoration.
Materials and techniques
High fire white, high lime earthenware. The maker's own formular containing local marl. Wheel thrown with a turned foot ring. Biscuit firing to 1000 deg.C. Glaze firing to 1170 deg.C. Reduction furing to fuse in-glaze, on glaze and underglaze lustres to 750 deg.C.
Lustre colours produced by combinations of gold (sodium tetrachloro aurate), gold/silver, gold/copper, silver/copper. Fired in on-glaze formulations (maker's own recipes), in slip formulations. Fired in special kiln under powerful reduction conditions.