Glazing it up Boss…

I’ve got my last two glaze kilns of the semester loaded up and firing.

i was playing around with my iphone in the studio yesterday and thought i’d post this little reductive glazing video.  the soundtrack may be unnecessarily moody – but it’s a great song and strangely appropriate to the challenges of making pots in gradual skool.

let me know how the video runs for yawl.  it’s a first.

Fingers crossed for a good firing,

more to come……….

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8 Responses to “Glazing it up Boss…”


  1. 1 Kyle Carpenter December 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Nice technique. Video was great and pretty good quality. Sound track was appropriate. I’ve been wanting one of your cups for a couple of years now.

  2. 2 Chris C. December 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Steven — How is the rim treated? Does the glaze run off the rim when the piece is sprayed? Nice video by the way.

  3. 3 ron December 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Hey Steven, cool to see part of your glazing process. Hope to see some of the finished pots.

  4. 4 Michi December 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Super cool! I am in awe of the way you work. Now that was a bisqued mug, right? Otherwise… not sure how you could soak it quite that much. REALLY interesting to see how you “clean” it up with water in the end. Kind of an “Aha” in terms of the nice fluidity you achieve.

  5. 5 Steven December 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for watching the video everyone. I’ve been uploading a handful of other vids that I’ve shot. Sure would be nice to get them all up in HD but they take FORever to publish to the YouTubes at high quality – is that normal???

    So once I get thru my semester end crit tomorrow I’ll start working on a semester in review post to keep everyone up to date on how skool has effected my work – good,bad,ugly…
    ——-
    @Kyle – the feeling is mutual – let’s sling a trade some time.

    @Chris – all of my rims are waxed after lining. typically i run a wax line about an inch an a half into the interior and then a mottled edge on the outside both to protect the liner and draw a line between inside and outside.

    @Ron – thanks Pal! fresh pots will be forthcoming

    @Michi – you make me blush… yup the mug is a bisquit. so it’s terra cotta with white, blue and black slips biqued on. the video begins with the mug glazed inside and out and then areas waxed to preserve certain areas. future videos may make more sense of this – but i’ll be happy to elucidate – should you have other questions.
    ——-
    thanks for the encouragement. it’s nice to be back on the internets.

  6. 6 Zygote December 14, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Your surface development has me hooked and the video is fantastic.
    I hope you are enjoying the change.

  7. 7 bearing July 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    i’ll be happy to elucidate – should you have other questions.

  8. 8 taper roller bearing July 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Aha” in terms of the nice fluidity you achieve.


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