Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Le Plate: glazing!!!!!


I had already applied wax to the bottom to keep glaze from sticking there, and mixed the glaze buckets. The plate goes into the kiln with a bunch of other stuff and is fired to about 2200 degrees. At this point, 1:30, it is about 600 degrees, and will reach 2200 around 10 pm.
Why yes, that is the washer next to my glaze area near the kiln, and I did a bunch of darks this morning.

8 comments:

Farmer*swife said...

Strawberry starts out green? I remember glazing in elementary school and how the finished color varied greatly from when applied.

But, still green to red? Very interesting.

Can't wait to see it in it's colorful, shining glamour!

gr said...

I know--something happens when tin oxide and chrome oxide are melted together. TRES COOL.

Susan as herself said...

How symbolic that you are sorting glaze colors while sorting laundry colors.

Sometimes in the wash my whites turn to pink, but that's not the same thing...

ML said...

I was just about to ask you if you'd mind checking on that load of jeans to see if they were dry yet, while you were down there fiddling with the glazes. Goes without saying, it seems.

kcinnova said...

So can you keep the mixed glazes in their tubs, just put the lids on and keep 'em? Or do they need special care?

gr said...

yes, the glazes settle, but you make a lot, and it lasts maybe even years as long as you keep them stirred

Gordo said...

LOL, Susan .. :-)

Reb said...

I remember ceramics in about grade 7 art - in fact I may even have the ugly little thing I made. I was so confused about the colours though, probably from watching mom paint in acrylics and oils - they didn't change colour after all, unless you mixed them and then the resulting colour stayed the same when it went on the canvas. I'm also not sure that the teacher wasn't a bit confused herself.

Gary, this is so cool to see you create these works of art. Thanks!