Glazes - Application Techniques (38)

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Pot Decoration Trials On Computer

One day when I was feeling square I made a squarish mug. Had no idea of what decoration, or how it was to be glazed. So I thought about ta…

Started by John Forstall

5 May 1, 2013
Reply by scott kelly

A glaze spraying tutorial, online, in pdf form

Here is a link to a wonderful glaze spraying booklet produced by an Aussie, Roger Graham. It contains references to Australian companies, m…

Started by Belinda Willis

9 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by George Lewter

Need some engobe help please.

Hi everyone! I've been working with clay for a little over a year now and my husband and I have decided that commercial glazes are becoming…

Started by Dora Anderson

5 Dec 21, 2012
Reply by Kabe Burleson

Glazing the rim of a mug when using 2 colors

Hope this is the correct way to ask a question.  How do you get a clean line between 2 colors on the rim of a mug?  Such as a liner glaze i…

Started by Bill Taylor

4 Oct 29, 2012
Reply by Brent Farler

Spraying ash glazes

Group,  I just unloaded the kiln with a few more pots using ash glazes.  Cone 6 purchased glazes.  Sprayed with atomizer (by mouth).  They…

Started by June Kinsinger

5 Aug 21, 2012
Reply by Brian Guffey

Glazing the Foot (From Joanna Turnbull)

Joanna said on July 24, 2012: "I am fairly new to pottery and would really love to know how one goes about glazing a piece so that there is…

Started by George Lewter

8 Aug 6, 2012
Reply by Brian Guffey

Need help with Pure Brilliance Glaze on Terracotta, PINHOLING problems

I have had good experiences with this glaze in the past, and now seem to be encountering difficulty with pinholing, most especially on larg…

Started by Joanna Griffin

5 Jun 17, 2012
Reply by Brian Guffey

Raw Glaze Problem Solving

Last month I did my first single firing.  I was surprised how easy it was to glaze greenware, and had a great firing.  Didn't lose one piec…

Started by Margie Cleveland

11 Apr 24, 2011
Reply by John Lowes

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