Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Getting Closer to the Kiln

Getting closer to firing these tumblers.  The last step is adding red lips to the femlins. Hope to finish that today.
The exterior of the tumblers was brush stroked with black underglaze. The interior is a white majolica base glaze. To get a perfect line between the rim and the interior I used a latex wax resist to coat the rims and then applied the majolica base glaze.
I was a little pissed to discover I was a bit sloppy using the wax resist on one of the tumblers and it dripped from the rim half way down the exterior so now I am going to have to fire it to get rid of the wax before I can apply a clear glaze. Getting closer.

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