Saturday, March 14, 2009

finally in the kiln

Glazed this morning and I'm feeling good. Now not to mess this ^7 up and I'll be a happy camper. I feel like I've come a long way with the drawing / glaze technique.

these are pictures before getting dunked in my translucent blue green glaze.

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a chair and stack of books for my friend mike. the side reads "eat sleep read"
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partygoat!
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rubber duckie you're the one!
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anyway, i'm looking forward to the morning and then glazing more. I have 30 or so cups and 10 ish bowls that are bisqued, but only have room for 10 cups and 1 bowl in my ittty bitty work horse of a kiln. So i'll be glaze firing all week. Someday I'll get something bigger.

4 comments:

terraworks said...

You are an amazing artist! Thank you for sharing! Love your mugs (;

Amanda said...

adore the mugs! what glaze are you using? I'm trying to find a translucent celadonish blue for cone 6-7 and am having no luck!
also- those drawings are all done with the wax resist method? how do you get the shading and the lines?

sorry for all the pestering!

jimgottuso said...

love these in-progress shots. i read about your technique as you explained to amanda... wondering how you get the resist off the bisqued pot before applying the glaze?

monica said...

Hey Jim,

I use a latex resist, i think i may have said latex wax resist in a sentence somewhere and need to edit out the wax part.

I use this stuff, http://www.axner.com/axner/glazes/liquid-latex.php for the new cups. It goes on liquidy and peels off really easy.