Cunca do Heládico Medio/ Middle Helladic Mug

Eiquí podedes atopar un par de fotografías dun dous meus proxectos cerámicos, neste caso a réplica dunha cunca do Heládico Medio (2100-1550 AEC). A arxila obtívena do campo e pra darlle forma utilicei a técnica de rolos. A base a recortei unha vez seca. Pro acabado pulín o interior e o exterior cun croio. Non tiven lugar no que facer unha fogueira, así que tiven que cocelo nun forno eléctrico, a 700ºC (English version below).

MH_mug
Cunca trala cocción/ Mug after firing

Testei o pulido e a porosidade da pasta botando auga e rexistrando o efecto. Estas pastas, debido á temperatura e o tratamento da superficie, sempre filtran auga na peza . Pero coma podedes comprobar na fotografía, unha vez que a peza está saturada a perda de auga para. Este tipo de potes duran máis se de feito se utilizan con regularidade, xa que en caso de que sequen poden comezar a se fender. ¡Farei o sacrificio e beberei té de herbas dela con regularidade!

Here you can find some pictures of one of my pottery projects, in this case the replication of a Middle Helladic (2100-1550 BCE) mug. The clay I quarried from the fields and for the forming I coiled the shape and trimmed the base. For the finishing I polished the interior and the exterior with a pebble. I had no space to do a bonfire, so I had to fire it in an electric kiln, at 700ºC.
I tested the polishing and the porosity of the fabric by pouring water and recording the effect. These fabrics, due to the temperature and the surface treatment, always permeate water on the wall. But as you can see on the picture, once the walls are saturated, the loss of water stops. These kind of wares last better if they are actually regularly used, since in case of drying they can start to crack. I will make the sacrifice and drink herbal tea from it regularly!

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