Thursday, May 5, 2011
the glaze test
I didn't glaze under ideal conditions- it was raining cats and dogs for most of Tuesday morning, and I was in the even-more humid basement. I always have problems with the glaze sticking on humid days, so I expected some problems. I'm pleased that I didn't ruin too many pieces with Glaze 1, that 75% of the pieces I used Glaze 3 with came out near-perfect, and Glaze 2 did exactly what I expected it to, which was to under-perform.
If you're interested in knowing which glaze I used for Glaze 1, shoot me an email (I don't get most of the email addresses with your comments) and I'll tell you. Glaze 2 is an at least 3 year old 25 lb bag of Opulence Gloss White. Glaze 3 was a brand-new bag of the same. There is one other white glaze I'd like to test, but since I buy all of my clay and most of my other glazes from Opulence (they're based in Nashville, fairly close to me), I think I'll stick with them. Now to work on those dinner and wholesale orders!
I'll be at MFM for Mothers' Day shopping on Saturday. Maybe in the new section of the pavilion. Come say hello!