Friday, November 07, 2008
Aaargh! The bowl was beautifully shaped and the wheel process went without a hitch. The trimming was done at that perfect point of leather -- when the clay comes off in beautiful ribbons. Then the feet were sooo pretty.
But the glazing!! I couldn't get the outside glaze (Electric Blue) to adhere properly. I knew I was being lazy when I put it on the glaze firing shelf. I should have taken the extra time to clean off the outside and redo it properly. But I hoped against hope that doctoring the dry glaze by rubbing it gently so the crack lines disappeared would work. It didn't.
Moral of the story -- NEVER be lazy with your ceramic pieces.
At least I have a nice bowl for when I eat my popcorn while watching tv...........