Q. From Amanda
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!
Hi amanda, no pestering at all.
The glaze I use is one that I learned of/ tested during my workshop with John Britt.
The base is Chun clear
Ball Clay- 6
Zinx Ox- 12
2% avacado mason stain
sometimes i'll do 2% bermuda instead of avacado for a bluer green.
I use highwaters helios and the glaze is a great fit for the body. I've only used it at ^7 ox.
A few posts ago i wrote about the wax resist technique. This yielded results like this
I wanted something with a little more depth so I busted out the latex wax resist. I carve into the cups in the leather hard stage, after the bisque take a brush and latex resist around the carving. Wipe/ wipe off underglaze on the drawing and then remove the latex buffer. Dunk in glaze and go.
hope that answered all your questions. Anyone is more than welcome to purchase an awesomly made cup at etsy and drink out of one to support my quest for making happy objects!