Friday, December 19, 2008

Today's Glazing Results

Here are some of the glaze test results I unloaded today. I was layering 2 red commercial glazes underneath and on top of some of the glazes I just mixed. I'm trying to tone down that bright fire engine red.

It's definitely hard to tell what's going on in this picture. The surfaces and colors really need to be studied up close and in person. But there were a handful I liked. Maybe I should explain a little bit about what I look for in a "good" glaze. Since my work is sculptural, I don't worry about whether a glaze is food safe, dishwasher safe, etc. Usually, the stranger the glaze, the more I like to use it. What some potters might consider "defects" in their glazes, I love for my work! I love crawly, crackly, beady, crunchy, crazy glazes.

Here's my current glaze tile chart with my both my old glazes and my 24 new ones added. The 2 rows at the bottom involve layering glazes and were also unloaded from the kiln today.
That it for today's glaze report. Thanks for tuning in!

1 comment:

ang said...

there's some yummy crusty bits going on, great to see your so organised too, lots of my tests just live in shoeboxes hardy inspiring i know....hehehe