No, I have not adopted any new ecologically minded practices in my studio. Here is a green example of what happens when my work gets ahead of me in the studio. When I cast a new piece but don't have time to re-carve it to get back those wonderful undercuts lost in the slip cast process.
This also happens when I begin the initial carving of a piece and can't finish it in a timely manner.
I think it looks kind of cool. It makes me think I should try adding some washes to my pieces. What do you think?
I have donated this small teabowl (2"x3"x3") to the Arts and Crafts United for Japan Ebay Auction. The original was thrown, and hand carved. After the firing a mold was made. After the casting, I re-carve the under-cuts and details of each piece that are lost in the slip cast process. After the final firing , the unglazed surface is hand polished. A lot of time, but worth it for this tiny teabowl. Consider a bid on this or other fine crafts with the proceeds going directly to the relief efforts in Japan.