Ceramics part three!

I was asked to come in again for the Wednesday ceramics class, which I was happy to do as today the students begin the glazing of the bisque fired works.

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Some of the glazes come ready mixed and some come as a powder. Wonderful to see them going on, and the wet glazes look nothing like how they will turn out fired so it is always with a great pinch of imagination that the final result is pictured in your mind.

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Painting delicate hearts over another glaze.

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Dripping an oxide glaze over another glaze.

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This is how my little coil pieces look bisque fired – no cracking or popping!

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and here are the glazes drying in the sun. Can’t wait to see them fired!

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Wednesday afternoon the youth group was in again, and I helped demonstrate turning pots on the wheel, something I haven’t done in YEARS but just like getting back on a bike I was able to show them a few things.  It is so good for the mind to make things with your hands, I always feel refreshed afterwards.

Enjoy the sun! James Hayes