mel jacobson on sat 5 mar 05
just put a tiny teapot on the website...clayart.
from kate johnson.
Kate Johnson on sun 6 mar 05
Hi mel and list--
> just put a tiny teapot on the website...clayart.
> from kate johnson.
> click below.
> mel jacobson/minnetonka/minnesota/usa
That was a fun assignment, and thank you. I like a challenge!
As some have noted, it's tricky glazing something that small--which I'd had
Kelly's suggestions before I did mine.
Here's my useful hint, though--I filled the teapots with water and poured
some out the spouts, then thinned the glaze that I put inside so it wouldn't
clog the spout and swished it all around. I poured the last bit out the
spouts so everything was covered--they ARE functional.
Glazing the outside was the hard part for me (picture a tiny spinning teapot
reacting to every touch of the glaze brush, trying to hold it still with a
finger that suddenly seems HUGE...) Kelly's ideas would have been great.
mel put the little blue-gray one up on his site, but you notice I said
teapotS. Couldn't resist a dragon one...he's at the bottom of the page
And by the way that glaze was supposed to be _transparent_, not pool in
milky bits. Must remember to CALL AMACO tomorrow, emailing the question
hasn't resulted in an answer...I had the same problem with that glaze on
plates and bowls.
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