09 October 2008

V.T.C Vase pt.2

Now that the pot is leather hard I poured a slip on the outside. A slip is a thin coating of clay, something like the consistency of milk. I usually prop the pot upside-down. The second photo shows the sheen from the freshly slipped vase.

After the slip set up I applied a cobalt slip to the sprigs. Depending on the firing it could come out blue or black or somewhere in between.

I start loading the kiln next week. Meanwhile the vase will continue to dry and at some point next week I'll load it in the salt chamber. Don't touch that dial...

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