Sunday, July 29, 2007
The afternoon spent pottering about...
I spent the afternoon at the pottery studio. After my incredible building streak two weeks ago, I had 14 pieces to glaze today. No, make that 15. I found a piece on the shelf dating back to January of this year - dunno how I missed that!
Here they all are, laid out
The first step is to run over everything with some sandpaper to get rid of the rough edges, then you invert them and wax the bottoms so that no glaze adhears. This would make your piece stick to the kiln. Bad idea.
Choose and mix a glaze
After repeating the process with several different glazes (many of them look the same in liquid form)all the pieces are ready for the second firing.
It will likely be another week before these pieces are fired and ready to come home. I had mentioned the possibility of 'auctioning' some pieces here at the Armchair, so stay tuned!