Trimming and the First Great Glazing Day of 2016
Trimmed those great big tumblers today. Plus a bonus little round guy.
There's something deeply satisfying about trimming. It's my favorite part of the process.
My least favorite? Glazing. And there's a whole lot to glaze. Eleven pieces, to be exact. Looks like it was going to be a loooooong day in the studio.
So, after the trimming (and a bit of throwing), I took a break and got lunch with Swanberg and Liz & Blue. Oysters at Littleneck were on the menu. Also on the menu, sketching out the plan for glazing. Sticking to the blue and white theme to keep this session simple.
Glazing is just so tedious. Even just painting on the wax resist took a lot of time, so that the glaze doesn't run and ruin the piece by sticking to the kiln when it gets fired. Also thinking that a pen with slip (is that a thing?) is going to be better for the bottoms, with the Baleine Bleue wave pattern. Scheming a cobalt blue underglaze as well, so it might be time to visit the ceramics supply store.
Voilà ! A few of the pieces, ready to go in. Phew. Excited to see how these turn out.