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How to Glaze a Platter

After I clean the dust off and wax the rim I draw out the pattern with a pencil.

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I paint the piece with liquid latex.

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I pour on the glaze and then peel off the latex resist.

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I paint over the first glaze with wax, and when it’s dry I pour the second glaze on.

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This platter is ready to go into my firing next week. Fingers crossed- I love this pattern!
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Anticipation.

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Last wet day was today. I threw the last few plates and put together some more box vases. I have a lot of pots.

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I swept and cleaned the clay off my tables. Then I started to wax the rims and bottoms of pots.
Glazing is my favorite. I’ve been thinking about, researching, and drawing pattern. How exciting to finally get it on the pots. I brought a platter to the house even- if I get Grae in bed soon maybe I’ll get time to draw tonight.

I need to replace my bag wall before I fire. This project is looming large for me- I need to just start it and it probably won’t be so bad.

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See it leaning?

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Piling Up

Pots are starting to pile up around here.

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I’m aiming to fire in the second week of September.

My dahlias are lovely.

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And thanks to Tom Dancer and my husband John, there are new steps leading towards my studio.

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Just A Few Pictures

Through a series of events and schedule changes my firing has been pushed up to early/mid September. I’m cranking in the studio and it’s going well. Here’s just a few shots to show you what I’m up to.

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slab trays in progress.

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close up on the 5 sectioned trays.

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mug handle tunnel.

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my ware racks are filling up.

More soon, I promise. I’m feeling inspired and productive. We continue to enjoy the long days with our daughter and our friends. Summer 2013 has been lots of fun.
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