Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

BlueChihuahuas's Achievements


Newbie (1/3)



  1. those are crisp designs. Have any of you used an underglaze overtop of a traditional glaze?
  2. Hi all - I'm fairly new to underglazing. I have historically glazed my pieces with a select few glazes which I brush -very rarely dipped. I use Bella's Blend from Highwater because the clay body shows off my favorite glazes. These are my go to glazes Coyote: Eggshell Coyote: Light blue Mayco: White opal (usually over the light blue) Mayco: Green opal Laguna: Turkish amber (accents) Amaco Celadon: Cherry Blossom Designer Liner: Black I'm not a fan of clear glaze over exposed clay body. I am adding a pic of a piece I made a few years ago - I used designer liner as the black and white opal over it - but it ran really bad and muted all the detail. So I'm wanting to try with underglaze to see if my designs will remain crisp. But I don't want to have "naked" clay around the designs. And I really love my main mid-fire glazes and the durability of mid-fired pieces. See below Suggestions on how to achieve this with underglaze (i.e. the black details?) Can I put underglaze over glaze and then cover the underglaze with celadon or clear?
  3. I thought about the thrift stores and online apps for people selling stuff - but my main problem for that is fitting furniture in my car. So it has to fit in the back seat of an accord. I have a linen closet I can use for the time being.
  4. Hi old lady, I'm near Venice FL. I like to make thin (less than 1/4") vessels and functional pieces as well. We had a pretty strong t-storm come through, so I'm going to rethink leaving items outside -not sure I can afford an enclosed cabinet yet. I think my downstairs neighbor would appreciate the drop cloth. I plan on using buckets for water and pouring the water outside down the storm drain. I am fortunate to have almost all the tools I would want for handbuilding - minus a North Star slab roller - alas I'll be using rolling pins. Thanks for the networking idea!
  5. Hi - I'm new here - and I didn't see this possibly addressed in other threads. I've recently moved to Florida. I live in an apartment, 2nd floor - and have a small covered/meshed lanei. I don't have a space inside for handbuilding. The local community is lacking in pottery studios, -2 options 1. Ceramics class (during the day and I work full time) no weekends and not allowed to bring in outside materials (i.e. glazes or in progress pieces etc) 2. Clays studio that is focused on classes - primarily kids on weekends and retirees on weekdays - but you can't rent a space and you are paying by the hour. It is too pricey for me to be able to go regularly :( - however, you can bring your greenware to be bisque fired (price is by pound) and bisque/glazed to be fired. What I would like to do (because it doesn't burn my pocketbook) is to make some at home, pay for some of the class time and have some fired from the class and pay the per pound as needed. That leads me to the questions about using my outside space for handbuilding. I've never lived in Florida, so I'm not sure what the humidity will do to an item that I am working on. I plan to bring in my drying/finished projects to the AC'd apt, but am not sure if I can leave in progress works outside and if so - how much covering should I do (for moisture vs debris). Anyone done something like this? Am I over thinking this? I appreciate your feedback! Cheers
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.