Pottery Tips and Techniques
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Mix Glaze In Pail
Mix with electric mixer for about two minutes until you see a vortex.
Submerge a Viscosity Cup into tank and fill with glaze.
Hold your piece of pottery with hands or tongs.
If using hands, wear protective gloves.
Give your hand a slight twist while quickly lifting pottery out of glaze.
Test Glaze For Thickness
Coating should have the thickness of a business card over non painted bisque areas.
Set ware on stilts or rack to dry.
Dip unglazed portion If necessary, on a larger piece, dip unglazed portion slightly overlapping glazed area for full coverage.
Use a fan glaze brush to touch up any missed areas with glaze after ware dries.
Fire Glazed Bisque
Set pottery securely on clean, sharp kiln stilts in kiln.
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Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.
Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities.
The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.
With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.
When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.
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