I'm taking opportunity of this post to ask a question.
Making the piece => one fire
Underglazing => second fire
Transparent glazing : third fire
Oups, my electricity budget is suffering.
So could it we possible to save one firing by underglazing before biiscuit? Which means: making the piece, underglazing then first fire.
Your thought :-)
I apply underglaze to both greenware and bisque. When putting on bisque, the key is to allow it time to dry before glazing. Two firings.
I did the three-fire approach for one set of items -- very involved artwork done by my painting teacher on bisque that I was fearful of smudging. However, after one three-fire round, I became comfortable with just glazing over her work and doing only a second firing.
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