ANDY on wed 2 oct 02
I want to glaze short sentences and simple decorations onto the bisque
coffee mugs I have made in low fire earthen ware. I want full color
backgrounds, not just white. I want the lettering to be in red. Decorations
in yellow or green.
What is the best method? Wax resist for the lettering and decorating
then, glaze the full mug and fire, then glaze the lettering and fire again?
Or can underglazes be applied over other underglazes and still have the
second layer fire as its origional color. Or overglazes put on a glazed and
fired mug and again fired?
I have been reading as much as I can and still do not know the most
efficient way to get the results I want. SUGESTIONS PLEASE. Andy
Snail Scott on wed 2 oct 02
At 04:38 AM 10/2/02 -0400, you wrote:
>...Wax resist for the lettering and decorating
>then, glaze the full mug and fire, then glaze the lettering and fire again?
>Or can underglazes be applied over other underglazes and still have the
>second layer fire as its origional color. Or overglazes put on a glazed and
>fired mug and again fired?
Most underglazes can be painted over one another with
no bleed-through; no need to fire in layers. Just do
the whole job, then glaze it and fire. Of course,
overglazes would work, too, though the look would be
different. One advantage: If the overglaze lettering
comes out poorly, you can wipe it off the glaze surface
and start over, without messing up the decoration
underneath. Hard to do that with underglaze. Of course,
it means an additional firing.