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Whimsical Clay Kitties: Part 2

March 6, 2017 , In: Ceramic Clay, Clay, General

Last month, I wrote a post about the new clay kitty charms I was making.  I wasn’t able to show the entire process though because I’d been waiting for my new kiln to arrive.  Well, the kiln is finally here and it’s ready to go! 

I left off with the cats in the greenware stage.  

They have since been bisque-fired.  Above you can see where I applied manganese to stain their features black.  I applied it with a paintbrush and then wiped it off with a wet sponge. 

Here’s a little group of kitties and hedgehogs that have been stained with manganese.  

Since these are a new design, I decided to glaze two of the kitties and leave one with just the oxide stain. 

I also wanted to test some of the porcelain kitties I made.  I applied a black underglaze to these instead of the manganese. 

I used a new pink glaze on both of them. 

They were then loaded into the kiln and fired to Cone 6

And here they are all finished!  

I have a tray full of bisque cats to keep experimenting with.  I am looking forward to trying different glaze combinations with them.

Happy Creating!


Diana Ptaszynski

Powered by the magic of all things containing sugar, Diana spends her day making beads out of porcelain and stoneware.  She also enjoys needle-felting, bead embroidery and metalsmithing. A Jersey girl at heart, Diana now resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and three cat children.  You can find Diana in her studio at Made On State, spreading the bead love at Let's Bead in East Rochester or all dressed up at a cosplay event! 
  1. Reply

    Totally sweet!

  2. Reply

    Adorable! Love reading about your creating and testing process.

    • Kathy Lindemer
    • March 6, 2017

    Very cute!

  3. Reply

    I love these Diana!! Are you interested in trading something or selling any?

  4. Reply

    These are so cute and whimsical. I enjoyed reading your process as you developed these.

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