Now that I'm back from my great week at Penland, I'm back in the groove in the studio, glazing loads of bisqueware that has piled up high in the studio. Will and I are trying to get a shared wood firing in by next week and another one by the end of September. We're gearing up for lots of great fall shows, the favorite being the Spruce Pine Potters Market on October 8-9. (save the date!)
Although I'm glazing for the wood kiln, usually most people assume that my glazing process is quick, but it's actually not. With all the carved panels of texture, I brush my glaze into those areas, leaving the smooth contrasted panels bare with flashing slip. So this means a lot of glaze prep with wax to help me glaze a bit neater! It's a slow process for sure, aided by the help of either great ipod tunes or an engrossing audio book!