Friday, August 5, 2011

Glazing fools or glazing, fools....

Well, it did the trick.
Two bisques kilns fired and I am happy to tell you that all the large pots made it through just fine.
Whew, that part is over and now we are glazing away. (glazing fools)
We usually get around 21-22 shelves in the big gas kiln and that takes awahile to get it all glazed up.
I think we are 2/3rds of the way done with at least 1/3rd to go.

And of course there is all that detail work of layering and waxing that has to be done.
It amazes me what we go through to get what we want from our work.
Potters are a tenacious lot.

There is nothing like the final results to bring us back to do it all over again.
Better get back out to glazing those fools.


Tracey Broome said...

Big 'uns! I can't even imagine trying to glaze those things! I am the very worst at glazing. Better you than me:)

laura weant johnson said...

can't wait to see the after pics!! love the waxing technique...clever lady!

Michèle Hastings said...

glazing is my least favorite part of the process. sometimes jeff has me help glaze his giant pots and that makes me nervous!

cookingwithgas said...

I "help" Mark when they are really big. I cuss while he holds his tongue right.

Judy Shreve said...

Those big vases are gorgeous - can't wait to see them fired! - I'd be cussing too! hate pouring glazes!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

tenacious alright!