Thursday, July 5, 2012

Glaze Decoration

I've been doing a lot of glaze decoration this week.  These are tests of a new batch of glaze that I used to use a lot.  Kona-F4 is no longer being mined; Minspar 200 seems to be an acceptable and successful substitutions.  We'll see, grasshopper.....we'll see.  Oh, the glaze is named Andrea Gill's WOM; I got it from Walter Ostrom when I did a workshop with him many years ago.  I size the glaze with super strength hair spray.  It makes the glaze hard enough to work on but I can get the glaze itself to move if I want it to.  The designs are some of the standard ones I use.  When I'm testing a glaze I like to keep the stuff I know as consistent as possible.  

It will be interesting to see how these turn out.  I plan on keeping them for our own use.  They're an oval sandwich size which I find useful for more than sandwiches.






Next I start testing Linda Arbuckles's Majolica.


A first for me:  I am posting this at Mud Colony and Artists in Blogland.  Thanks to Linda for her links which led me there.

It's a sunny low humidity day.....hope everyone else can find a way to enjoy the day .

Thanks for stopping by..............*s*

13 comments:

  1. What do you use for your black lines? I've had trouble with the glaze pen I've tried...would love a technique that works better.

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  2. And I forgot to say I really love your art work...that's absolutely beautiful!

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  3. I just love them! The one with cats are my favorite.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  4. Hi Barbara....Thanks. I use a black underglaze or Amaco Velvet in one of their blacks with a brush. Brush sizes are only consistent within their brand, but I like a fine (usually 000 TO 1) natural bristle liner type brush. Yasutomo also make a nice small bamboo brush. Mostly it's experimenting to find what feels right. I've never found a synthetic bush that has the fluidity of natural bristle. I always work from a small mixing pan to avoid possible contamination of the whole jar. If I am experiencing drag I add a drop or two of glycerin. Oh, and I lightly spray the decoration with hair spray before I start lining. Hope this helps....*s*

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  5. Hi Elna....Thanks....Cat-Fish Love has always been a great favorite.....*s*

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  6. Really love the artwork on your pieces, and I loved those two little guys in your previous post!

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  7. Hi Tracey...thanks. The two Goony Birds come out in various guises depending on the holiday!

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  8. Suzi - your art work is just fabulous! Love these pieces. I also like a sandwich sized plate!

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  9. They are really fantastic. I hope the new materials provide great results for you.

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  10. Hi Judy....Thanks...it's a versatile size....*s*

    Hi Lori....Thanks; toes crossed for a good firing....*s*

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  11. these are all fabulous as are those patriotic birds.
    I hope they all fire perfect.

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  12. I really do like your art work. You are so talented.
    Phew, the word verts were quite vague today. This is try 3.

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  13. Hi Meredith....Thanks, isn't firing funin the heat?....*s*

    Hi Patti...Thanks (she said, blushing) I think the capcha's are getting very strange indeed. I've taken to hitting the right arrow until I find one I can read!...*s*...

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