Sometimes I wish the pots were finished when they were freshly glazed because they look so good to me. That's what I was thinking after I glazed this large flower pot yesterday. The surface looks like a smooth soft velvet.
This bowl made me feel the same way. As I'm typing right now I notice my hands are really dry; they get that way while I'm glazing but I don't dare put on any hand lotion till after I'm finished. Hand lotion makes the pots resist glaze.
Right now I'm firing another bisque load because it's taking much longer to glaze than I expected. One of the reasons it's taking so long is because I made a silly mistake. Many times when I glaze ornaments I use colored slip on the edges so I don't have to glaze the edges. I had forgotten to do that before I bisqued these. I started putting slip on the edges yesterday. After I had a whole bunch of them done the slip started drying and flaking off. The slip dried and shrank but the greenware didn't shrink. Ugh It took me forever to scrape and clean up all the edges especially on those xmas trees.
Some of these have oxides underneath or two different glazes.
I hand brush all of my glazes and I have to be especially careful if I use two glaze colors like the basket above. You wouldn't believe how long it's taking me to glaze the rooster bank, the two animal jars, and the cat sculpture. I'm working at ArtWorks again tomorrow so I won't be able to glaze fire till Tuesday or Wednesday depending on if I get all the work glazed. At least I'll have another load to glaze while the other is glaze firing. Well back to glazing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.