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

...and dip

...and drain

...and dip

...and drain.

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!

10 comments:

Granny said...

Very nice.

ipodmomma said...

that looks really cool! are there many colours of glaze from which to choose?

Anvilcloud said...

My eyes are glazing over. hahaha

cat59 said...

Hi Turtle Guy,

I was directed to your site by anvilcloud who informed me that he had just read 2 posts about clay--yours and mine. Is your studio at your house or do you go somewhere? I would love to play with clay again, but we are not set up for it now. I hope we get to see your pots after the final firing.

cat59 said...

Thanks for visiting my site. It looks like you are working with a white clay--is that porcelain?

Jeremiah said...

Ah, nice! Thanks for the peek in. I wish I had an interesting hobby I could share in photos, but I don't, unless you want to see how I progress through washing the dishes or something...

Sarah Elaine said...

Looks like great fun!

Miss 1999 said...

I am so envious! I've always wanted to try pottery, but have never had the opportunity to do it! Looks like fun! Hope the summer has been good for you-- it's been crazy, here! *hugs*

Ba Doozie said...

I would like something in red please

Ba Doozie said...

You've been NAB'D!

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