Over the last 7 weeks I have created pots and vases, bowls, plates and mugs and a whole lot of mess. The studio I am studying at doesn't have a huge range of glaze options so mostly I have experimented with underglazes and coloured slips for colour and decoration.
Last night was glaze night! I spent 3 hours dipping my pieces into clear mid fire glaze to seal in the decoration and make them functional. I can't wait to drink my first cup of tea out of a mug I made! The small things..
Glazing takes a lot of skill. Picking up brittle, odd shaped and often heavy pieces with metal glaze tongs is damn scary and the glaze water soaks in to the bone dry clay so quickly it is hard ensure an even coverage.
There are a few coloured glazes in the studio I would like to try so I better find some time on the wheel to throw some more vessels, in the name of my education of course!
Got a good glaze story or any glaze tips? I'd love to hear them!!
nicole is nicole x