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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Glazing Ginkgo Leaf Pots
When I am glazing pots with the ginkgo leaf design, I often wonder why someone who doesn't really care for glazing, chooses a time consuming method of applying it?
As anyone who works with shino glazes knows, shino is applied first. It typically doesn't like to be on top of another glaze. If it is, cruddy things usually occur. After the pots get a dip or a roll in the shino, I wipe it back, or away, from areas that I don't want it to be. Once the glaze dries, I cold wax rims or handles, that I either want to keep shino, or avoid drips when pouring in the gloss green glaze. Can you tell I am confident that firing #3 will be reduced beautifully? Why else would I commit to so many shino pots?!
Speaking of ginkgo leaves, last week a potter in town, gifted me something very special...
My very own baby ginkgo tree! As soon as it has grown a little more, Jeff and I will find the perfect place for it our yard.