Glazing, Glazing, Glazing

February 27, 2024

I'm finally getting around to glazing everything I've made in 2024. It's at least 3 kiln loads, but I'm guessing a few things won't fit in that. I started with all things crab. I was watching ClayShareCon on Saturday while doing this and it took me all day. I did all the crab arms and legs first, but in batches. In my day job I spend a lot of time getting teams to break things into smaller batches and to stop starting and start finishing. I'm always looking for ways to apply that to the rest of my life. Since the arms and legs take so long to do I broke it up doin a half a table at a time. Same for when I was glazing. I feel like it made the whole thing go faster.

Speaking of ClayShareCon, it was amazing. It's hard to pick favorites, but here are a few:
Colorful Clay Plants - Michael Harbridge (this one is only available to prime members)
Hydrangea and Bluebirds - Paula McCoy (also prime only)
Monoprints and Clay Bisque - Kathy Skaggs
Decals Can When Brushes Can't - Melanie Kaffl
Making a One-Piece Travel Mug with a Handbuilding Jig - Alex Mente
Scoops, Spoons and Square Stacking Bowls - Debbie DelaCruz
Pattern Placement for Shaping - Annie Crietzberg
Honorable mention - the reveal of the new 2024 Mayco Glazes. I can't wait for them to be available in March. I think that Purple Aster is going to be a new favorite of mine. I already love Lavender Mist, adding blue crystals can only make it better. I'm also intrigued by the engobes. Not sure how they'll play into my work, but we'll see. Another to the Raku Firing of leaves with Michael Harbridge.

I feel like I bought less than I have in years past now that I have a a lot of things already, but still will have a few new toys in the near future. The discounts last week were amazing.

Glazing, Glazing, Glazing

Glazing, Glazing, Glazing

Glazing, Glazing, Glazing

Glazing, Glazing, Glazing

Glazing, Glazing, Glazing

Doing a test with some blue crabs for Maryland. We'll see how those turn out soon!

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