REDUX, sounds like "reduce", sort of, defined as “Brought back; returned. Used postpositively.“
As a potter contributing to the non-degrading mass of ceramics on this planet, it pains me to find mountains of discarded clay-wares landfill-bound simply because they have passed fashion or lost a useful home (see my previous post "Viva Ceramica")
All the while I work my tail off to create new ceramics that may too soon face the same demise. I smash up broken or too hideous pieces for mosaics, drainage and ground cover. But there are many plain pots that I can revive into functionality with decals I create from my own designs and fire into these rejected compatriots.
The first load was a bit disappointing. I was able to wipe off the design and some of the glazes bubbled into strange tracks. Of course some cracked too.
I read some articles, consulted some online forums, and took the firing up to a higher cone. Much better! Clearly not a perfect process, but it gives me a deeper understanding of the entire process.
They will be a lower cost product (see my etsy link below) which is not necessarily the most brilliant business move, but they help alleviate the concern about my own contribution to the indestructible heap.
Please, tell me what you think!