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In Topic: How Quickly Do You Get Rid Of Failures?

Yesterday, 12:50 PM

When I painted I hardly ever showed others my work.  I tried to explain to someone that it was like displaying your undergarments on a nail on the wall.  With pottery it is not so bad.  If it isn't pretty perfect, it never even goes into the bisque.  When I empty the kiln for a glaze fire, the trash can and hammer are right there for cracks, drips, etc.  Some times a piece sits around for a while if I want to contemplate the glaze and the form.  when working on a new form or shape, they end up in the kitchen.

In Topic: Mid-Range Glazes, John Britt

Yesterday, 11:58 AM

I have to ask, there were a couple of glazes in the book with the name Selsor.  One red gave me goose bumps.  I think I dreamed about it last night.  Would this be from Marcie Selsor?

In Topic: Mid-Range Glazes, John Britt

Yesterday, 11:53 AM

I also got my copy yesterday.  I took a glaze class with him last summer and he talked about the book then.  He brought many of the test tiles of the glazes used in the book.  I am/was blown away.  When I first saw that the book was just about 200 pages I was a little disappointed.  Do not be.  The pages are packed, twice as much info as any other book this size.  The pictures of the pottery chosen as samples are wonderful. Many glaze books have a large percentage of glazes I would never use.  This one, I will probably try a very large percentage of.  My only disappointment was the number of glazes that are reduction only.  I would like to try the glazes but have no access to fire them.  Some day....

In Topic: Glazing The Bottom Of My Pottery

Yesterday, 11:45 AM

Foot of tea cup


In Topic: Glazing The Bottom Of My Pottery

Yesterday, 11:34 AM

If you want to glaze the bottom of your pots you need to design them for it.  The foot ring needs to be of enough depth that the glaze won't drip or touch the shelf in the kiln.  For it to look good takes a lot of practice.  The few people that I have seen that glaze the bottoms of pots do it with one of those large Japanese brushes. Brushing on two or three layers, again, practice.  I like to put a nice deep foot ring on serving bowls and the occasional tea cup.  It take a bit of practice to get it.  Sadly when pots are pictured in books they rarely show the bottoms.  I will try and post a pic.