Sometimes!

Sometimes, you have to cut yourself a break. I've been doing these wooden stamp impressions and trying to get the glaze to cut me a break. I tried celedon, temmoku, ash glaze etc, etc.  I haven't settled on a glaze that pools and breaks sufficiently to really show off the pattern. So today after what seems likes weeks since I've been in the studio I painted into the impressions a Zirconium saturated glaze. My hope that this will show thru my glazes and show off all the work I've gone to. I must be out of my mind since this current work is taking me forever. Forever to stamp the cup, then forever to paint on the white glaze and then more forevers in washing the glaze off the high spots. I really think I need to give myself a raise on these cups.

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John Bauman said…
Those are terrific looking mugs.

I hate it when ideas don't come in the convenient "bite size". I can't count the number of times I've had exactly more than I'd ever hoped for at an early stage in the pot...

...only to ruin it (or leave my expectation unfulfilled) upon glazing it.

I went through the dozens-and-dozens-of-glaze-tests thing a few years back when I decided to decorate with texture... ...before I had any idea how I'd glaze.

And I still wear my underwear on the outside of my clothes. But not every day. I'm getting better.
bfree clay said…
what type of glaze are you going to put over them? and how do you think that glaze will react with the zirconium? my first thought is.. they're going to run. i can't wait to see what they look like...
Anonymous said…
Bobby: Zirconium is very refractory so no worries about running. Tc
wabi sabi said…
They loom sweet well worth the extra!
mugmkr said…
Lovely, please post a pic of the fired work if you can!

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