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Three more steps in the process. Waxing, Glazing and Decorating

Step 7: Waxing the Bottom and or Rim           After applying the signature and before glazing the piece, the bottom has to be waxed.  This will also include the rim of any piece that has a lid.  The wax is paraffin that is heated up to somewhere between melting and the paraffin’s flash point.  We […]

Why I Do What I Do: The Steps in making a piece of pottery

Step 5: Slip Trial Decoration           I put a slip trialed decoration on some of the pieces that I make.  Slip trailing is done while the pottery is still moist because otherwise, the slip will not adhere to the piece.  The slip I use is a watered-down porcelain clay.  I use a porcelain body because […]