Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I learned years ago to wax the bottoms of my pots before glazing. The wax resists the glaze, making it quick and easy to wipe away any bits of glaze before firing. Of course if you've trimmed or added a foot you only need to wax the foot; as long as no glaze touches the kiln shelf. Occasionally I've met potters who prefer to skip the whole step of waxing pots and just opt to wipe away the glaze from the bottoms of the pots. Well recently I have decided to try that route. I've found that my hand sometimes gets a bit shaky when brushing on the wax leaving an uneven edge. I've never considered that a problem but decided to see if no waxing might give me nicer bottom edges. So far I've been happy with this technique.
Do you wax?
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I wanted to crochet an entire lining for my bowl but was tempted to stop after a couple rows around the top as I really like that look too. I'm glad I pushed forward as I've been wanting to try this full crocheted lining for some time now and I'm glad I went for it!