I love old houses with character, and charm!
I think it’s about time I do a blog post about one of my favorite glazes…
I’m usually too impatient to make test tiles. It seems like a waste of time to me. It’s not like you can do anything with them, and they take up space in my workshop. So, I usually test a glaze on something small, like ornaments. If it doesn’t come out good, no big deal, if it does, then I have something to sell.
These leaves were made from a stoneware clay called #50
After I test the glaze out on an ornament. I try it on something a little bigger, like these leaves. They were made with B-Mix 5
Then I like to try something with some texture, like these birds.
Which was made with B-Mix 5
This glaze works well with texture, it’s not completely transparent, but at least it doesn’t cover up the texture like some glazes.
It definitely works well on this texture!
Then I try it out on some small bowls. These came out cute!
I love this glaze! It’s so easy to work with, so nice to brush on, and it’s so reliable and consistent. Everything always comes out great, and the color is beautiful too. What more could you ask for?
Then I combined Indigo Float with Blue Midnight
I applied one coat of Blue Midnight and two coats of Indigo Float on top. It came out great! As a matter of fact, this bowl was on Etsy’s Front Page!
This bowl was also glazed with one coat of Blue Midnight and two coats of Indigo Float. I did some photo editing on this photo, so the color is slightly off. It looks like the bowl above. After it sold, I turned it into a food photography photo for my Etsy Shop, but I totally forgot about it, until I did this blog post. I need to list this! Even if no one buys it, it makes a great photo for treasuries.
I made these plain heart dishes not that long ago, they came out cute!
I just realized that I haven’t tried this glaze on any of my dinnerware. I think it’s time I do that. Hmmm, now I have to decide on which one. Should I use it on some plain plates or plates with texture? Let me know what you think!
I have a flock of birds…waiting to be glazed.
I love these little birds!
I made some with a little extra texture.
I can’t wait to see how the glazes react with the texture!
I made a few in a darker clay body, that has lots of specks.
Hmmm…not sure what glaze to try?
This little guy is special! He was featured in the…
2nd Annual Great Handmade Holiday Gift Guide – Under $50
He’s been tweeting about it ever since.
I think the other little birds are a little jealous! lol!
Here are a few of his friends
These blue birds were glazed with Duncan…Vintage Blue
Love these glazes!
The green birds were glazed with Duncan…Antique Celadon Green
This one was glazed with Duncan…Shino Cream
And these were glazed with Potters Choice…Deep Sienna Speckle
I guess, I’ll just try a bunch of different colors and see what happens!
Since I have a Coyote Glaze firing next, I’ll try those first!
I’m calling this Dinnerware…Mansfield Park
I love these new hearts dishes!
I love black, and I love this color combination.
Each handmade heart dish is made one at a time, making each one unique and slightly different.
I think they’re elegant, sophisticated, and chic!
See the difference in the design!
I think I’m going to make one for myself!
This is what the bottom looks like. I glaze the top and sides only, leaving the bottom completely unglazed.
And here it is in purple, on white stoneware/porcelain mix clay.
I love this color too!
I’m going to try some in red, and electric blue. Then I’ll try some rustic glazes and see what happens.
What color do you like?
This is Charlotte Skutt…my kiln. I’m not exactly sure why I named my kiln, but I did and I think it’s cute!
I think this is the first time in almost 24 years, that I’ve actually taken photos while loading my kiln. These items are going on the bottom shelf of my kiln. I’m doing a bisque firing, so I can get a whole lot more stuff in this load, then if it was a glaze firing. I can actually stack pottery on top of each other, unlike a glaze firing…they would fuse together.
The kiln posts are in place, and I’m ready to start loading the bottom shelf.
The bottom row is loaded, now the next row.
The next row of items, ready to load.
I usually start with the larger items, and then fill in the rest of the space with smaller pieces.
This row is done, now onto the next row.
Items ready for the next row.
Oooops! I dropped a leaf and it broke.
This row is all done, two more to go!
Some new ornaments!
The next row is done, one more to go and then I can turn it on.
Top row is done…Yay! Now I can rest and let Charlotte do her job!
And approximately 36 -38 hours later. Everything is bisque fired, unloaded and in my workshop.
Now it’s time to put all these goodies away.
But before I do that, I need to decide which pieces are getting glazed first.
Yay! Everything is put away, now it’s time to start waxing and glazing.
Light Shino on cone 5 B-Mix Clay!
Three coats brushed on with a fan brush!
The plate has one coat of Saturated Iron on the leaves and branches, and three coats of Light Shino. It came out great, but I think it might look even better with two coats of Saturated Iron on the leaves and branches. I’ll have to try it!
And Light Shino on Dark Brown Clay! I love these!
Coyote Glazes on dark brown clay!
I love these flower rings, they came out great, and my daughter did a great job modeling them. These rings were glazed with light blue shino on dark brown clay.
The vintage rose ring was made with dark brown clay, and glazed in goldenrod. The heart rings were made with dark brown clay also, and glazed in light shino. I love how the light shino shows inside the texture and the rest of the heart is brown, like chocolate kisses!