Now I tell myself, "Do it right the first time!".
That's when the frustration kicked in.
Then the extra work of trying fix the glaze or washing it all off.
My other cop-out for large pieces was, "It's going to be shino". Why shino? Because we mix shino in a large trash can... you can glaze almost anything in there!
I have nothing against shino (I actually love it very much) but not every plate or large bowl I make is suited for it.
So I have learned to embrace the pouring out the glaze into a proper container, dipping pots without stress, and cleaning the container afterwards.
Over the years we have collected a variety of big bowls and tubs to pour glaze into, to accommodate different sizes and shapes of pots. My favorite for plates is the big plastic bowl in the top photo. A great place to find big plastic containers is at an Asian market. The Korean's make kimchee in big quantities, therefore you will usually find a good assortment there.
Glazing day this week went quickly. Two colors, nuka and celadon. I fought my lazy side and there were no catastrophes.
This is what's happening outside. No matter how long I live in North Carolina, flowers in winter will never cease to amaze me!