Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Artifacts?

I started glazing some terra cotta tiles I have had hanging around.  Something came up and I had to leave before I moved them to a drying shelf.  Of course one of the cats  decided to try to make a contribution to future archeologists by putting footprints in the glaze.

I patched the paw prints, let the glaze dry then carefully scraped the edges until they blended with the rest of the tile.  One of the drawback to majolica glazes is that they show every drip and mark when fired.  My toes are crossed that the next two coats of glaze will cover any imperfections.


Lately we have warm, very humid days so I have been using my heat lamps to dry stuff.

Today and tomorrow we are enjoying a few days of lower temps with lower humidity, but this week end is supposed to get  HOT!  which some of us like!

Enjoy summer, and, as always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

10 comments:

  1. hope the tiles turn out, tulle is good for rubbing and blending glaze imperfections. we are hot, hot, hot and little to no rain, ugh

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  2. Hi Linda...I never thought of tulle. It makes sence now that you mention it. Thanks!
    I think the whole eastern part of the country is going through this weather. We are looking at a hotter than usual weekend with no rain in sight!
    Stay cool!

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  3. Dearest Suzi,
    Funny furry helpers you got there!
    Sending you hugs and blessings,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....The fuzzies are always finding new ways to help!

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  4. oh my…..I remember making plates once and went to trim them and they were impressed like that….

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    1. Hi Gary....Paw prints in clay could be interesting!

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  5. I thought maybe you would incorporate the prints into the design.
    We have a/c in the studio now and it puts a whole new spin on how things dry. It's been so hot here that I don't think we could get any work done without it.

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    1. Hi Michele....I would have used the little paws if it had been the last coat of (brushed) glaze rather than the first!

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  6. Dear Suzi,

    Interesting how cats like to walk in concrete that is drying too and have often seen little paw prints. Hope the tiles turn out well.
    Happy week and stay cool.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn....There are examples of animal paw prints throughout history!

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