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Ginny C

Glazing Mugs With A Different Glaze On The Handle

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How does Mike Jabbur glaze his beautiful mugs? I can't figure it out! The gorgeous handles are already attached, of course, but the glaze on the body of the mug is different from that on the handle and inside. Anyone know??

Will Mike Jabbur share his technique?

 

Ginny Clark

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His work is soda fired.  Likely using a combination of flashing slips and slips formulated for soda/salt/wood firing.  Fair amount of trial and error to get right combinations and to get the soda application down.  If he once fires, the handle could be attached after the body of the mug is slipped.  The soda gives the sheen/gloss.  Very nice work. 

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Lin, I think that's probably right.  Maybe he dips the whole bisqued mug in a white glaze and then waxes the handle, rim and foot. Lots of work, but he is extremely careful in his making and attaching the handles, so that would not be surprising.

ginny

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Thanks, Matthew. But surely the unglazed porcelain would absorb stains during use? Of course, it's so beautiful that maybe his work mainly sits on shelves to be admired...  Or maybe I just don't know enough about porcelain. Would love to try it when I get better as a potter!

ginny

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