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Thursday, January 29, 2009

What A Difference A Wash Can Make

Last week was one heck of week when it came to firing the kiln. Now you remember, we had a warm spell so firing was an option nearly every day.
If you can fire every day, the odds increase that you will make a mistake.
And boy, did i make a doozy.
See any details here?
Nope. Neither do i. Which is a darn shame, for it was intricately carved. You could look at the Buddha's face and see his expression. Every dragon's scale was in high relief and detailed.

What i should-a done was: paint an oxide wash over the piece, wipe it off, and apply the glaze over the wash.
It was too late for the Buddha, but it worked the next day on this bowl.

It's enough to break-a my heart.
( Copper Oxide Wash: 1/2 Tbsp Black Copper Oxide mixed with 10 ml Water )

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