Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Gone all Glaze Crazy - WOYWW
they look really pale, but these have been underglazed with Sunset Red (which comes out very orange) and Sparkly Brown (which has little bits of silver in). If not for the research that I done into ceramics so far, I would really have had a panic attach about how pale it all is ... but my brain is saying "don't worry, it will be bright" - I hope its bloomin' right!!
A few ,more underglazed beads and a little pumpkin charm drying. The rock beads are painted Turquoise with some of the sparkle brown rubbed on and some a plain Turquoise. The charm is painted Wine red and black. Olive oil in the background is there because of the copper metal clay I was playing with on Monday.
This is my nice new bead rack, unfortunately the rods that came with it are a little too thick for the stuff I'm glazing ready to fire ... but that's not such a big problem as they are the same (I pray) as the mandrels I use for lampworking and I had some thinner ones that I can use. The little brown bottle is Mother of Pearl Overglaze (once fired you add a coat and fire again, and you should get a beautiful lustre. The lock'n'store boxes you can see behind are for all my PMC - I have it labelled up Silver, Copper and Bronze, with smaller boxes for unfired scrap for each (which I can re-constitute) and fired scrap (which will be traded in at some point), again, one for each of the clays.
If you want to see some really interesting desks, why not go to our Fair Queen Julia's and have a snoop around the Kingdom.