Thursday, April 24, 2008
Here are the three teapots from the previous entry that I'm getting ready to glaze. They have been bisqued and the green color is wax resist, the rust/reddish color is a terra sigillata slip. Sigillata is a clay that is reduced down to its smallest particle size, it's really smooth and once fired, makes for a nice rust colored glaze. Next, I'll dip the teapot in glaze and my hope is that the glaze will flow over the wax resist, leaving just a subtle hint of the dot since the glaze will be thinner in those spots. I have never made dots like this. Usually I make stripes to break up the swath of glaze color, but while waxing today the dot idea came to mind. I'm not the first, but it's new to me. We'll see if it works.