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Firing pottery Second Time.

Here are the results. One of my success stories firing pottery the second time.

My master piece. I have joined three pots together. Never had cracking.

This piece has had, two glaze firings, the second time firing, I touched it up with glaze, using a brush.

This piece is 10″ high. Three small bowls joined together.

Glazers used are Rutile Blue, the colour Blue and Brown, Cream.

This Glazes has been painted on with a brush, this is where you get different colours.

Brushing Glazer on, gives different results.

White Rutile glaze, for White.

Blue is Cobalt Carbonate with a little water.

Your Glazers come out different, colours using brush on method.

This is the end piece. It is like a space man with lots of eyes and no arms.

This is my Space man. Made out of Clay.

I made this by joining three wheel thrown pots together.

In the first firing I never put enough glaze on in different spots.

My space man, I glazed two times. The hardest part was the glazes, it take a long time to dry second time. Some parts I rub with sand paper, so the glaze stuck.

You can glaze your pots 2 times, some times it works out ok,

other time your pot cracks, not a happy ending.

Don’t throw your mistakes away, fire them 2-3 times to see what happens. First time you might not like the colour of the glaze, change glazers, add more colours on top of each other, try different things.

I have a kiln at home, it is only a small kiln. I tell my self, I can make mistakes, it is mine. And yes I do make mistakes.

I like the colours you get when doing your own glazers.

Hear is what I do with my mistakes.

smash my pottery up into pieces
cut them with a tile cutter
stick them on a terracotta pot

You can do it neater, it is a out door pot. No waste. I like it.

Happy Potting.

Please leave me a comment.

Need help ask me that Question. I might be able to help.

Have a great day.

Wendy’s Pottery Journey.


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