Category: Glazing

Glaze Firing

Glaze Firing

We have been working on the kilns. replacing the bricks and adjusting the cone sitter. The cones are supposed to bend at 90 degrees when the desired temperature in the kiln has been reached. For a manual kiln, the kiln trips when the cone bends and well it isn’t tripping quick enough and the glazes …

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Glaze Combinations

Glaze Combinations

What is your favorite Glaze Combination? I love the greens with the blues, and I created a combination I really liked, but I didn’t write down the glazes I used so now I can’t repeat it. Back to the testing lab I go. But, Amaco has Colored Glaze Combinations you can download as pdf’s.  I downloaded …

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Glazing & Wax Resist

Glazing & Wax Resist

Wax resist is a method that is used when you don’t want glaze applied to a certain part of ceramic piece, so you apply the wax to the bottom of a pot or other areas to “resist” the glaze.  You can dip the bisque pot in the wax resist or apply with a brush. You …

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Glazing, what’s it all about?

Glazing, what’s it all about?

I love to create objects with my hands. I’m psyched when they come out perfect and they don’t blow up in the kiln. But when it comes to glazing them, I’m all thumbs as they say. I don’t know what they will look like until they come out of the kiln and I could get …

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Quotes

“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek Philosopher