***Hello!  Please note that I am not taking orders for mugs at this time.  My husband is ill and I haven't been able to get into the studio.  I'm sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Thank you!  Love & Light, Diana 8-27-19***

Glazing!

Hello, friends!  I've been glazing a load of pots which include orders up until Feb. 2nd.  Wanted to share some pictures with you.  In case you haven't ever taken a pottery class, when you dip or brush your glazes on they don't look like the finished piece.  Glaze isn't like paint.  It's a combo of silica (glass) and stains & stuff.  The bisque fired pots are very absorbent and they suck up the moisture in the glaze pretty quickly. 

NEXT STEP:  Have to clean the bottoms and then add my stamped logo onto them.  Then, I load up the kiln to glaze fire!  The glaze fire takes about 18 hours and goes to about 2,400 degrees.  So, it takes a long time to heat up to reach that temp, then a long time to cool down completely. 

Picture#1:  Purple/brown pots in front, pink/brown in the middle and green/blue & brown at the top.

 

Picture#2:  Glazing the purple/brown pots. I brush on my glazes...3 different colors and 3 coats of glaze for each color.  It's hard on the wrists, but I like it much better than dipping and the rich look of the glazes vs. dipping (in my opinion). 

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