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Friday, September 18, 2009


Steve has been glazing the bisque pots for several days now. The photo on the left shows the kiln almost loaded; the one on the right is completely loaded. We are firing tonight.

Here are some closeups of some of the process. You can see him applying wax over the buds on a 'Classics' pot that he has already painted with our yellow glaze. Waxing will protect the yellow glaze from color contamination when he dips the pot into the bucket of green glaze. After waxing over the yellow bud, the pots are turned over and a clear glaze is painted on all the bottoms over the signature(s) being careful not to paint glaze on the actual foot of the pot. Then the bottoms are waxed including the foot.

Once the wax is dry, the pots are ready for the inside glazing which is done by pouring the glaze in, swirling it around so it covers and pouring it out.

then the entire pot is carefully dipped into the bucket of glaze

and any glaze that remains on the waxed foot or yellow buds is wiped off carefully.

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