Saturday, July 17, 2010
Glaze Today, Play Tomorrow
Did some glazing today. Most of it was clear over slip work, but I had a couple of sushi plates I thought I'd try something different. I decided to make a pattern with painter's tape.
I applied the painter's tape to block out the contrasting design. Then I applied the background glaze. When the glaze dried I removed the painters tape. Next I applied the contrasting glaze to the plate surface I blocked out by the painter's tape.
Then I very carefully brushed on the contrasting glaze. I'm curious to see what happens with this technique. What about you, do you have any unique glazing techniques you use?
I did make up a few test tiles and wrote the name of the glazes on the back of the tiles. I overlapped the glazes in the middle, but most of the overlaps don't look that much different than the original glaze. Off to play tomorrow, comments and suggestions are welcome.