My pots are now glazed with my very own hand mixed glaze...well, Monica's...at least that's what I'm calling it...Monica's Cone 6 Transparent Glaze. I decided it was the perfect thickness...not too fat or too skinny (Monica is educating me), but just right and it coated my bowls beautifully! I did have a few runs because I'm a little awkward with dipping and I really don't like the dipping tongs though I suppose they are a required tool. I did try hanging onto the edges with my finger tips (impossible!), but that left big bare spots that weren't as easy to cover as I had hoped and they got all lumpy and required some scraping to smooth them out.
I do realize that, ideally, I should let my glazed pieces sit over night before firing them. But, I'm in a rush (story of my life) and need them by tomorrow morning because several of the pots belong to my niece who spent the weekend with me a few weeks back. She wanted to play with clay, specifically she wanted to make something for her mom for Mother's Day. So, I need to have them finished by tomorrow so that I can drop them off on my way to Monica's Studio sale in Moose Jaw. I hope they all turn out or I'll have one disappointed little girl!
I could show you pictures, if I had any...but as usual, I thought about taking them after I loaded my kiln and that takes me a while because I'm always shuffling stuff around to get the pots to fit. I'm not about to remove them for a few pictures. I'm quite honestly the worst photographer in the world. Ask my daughter. She often reminds me that I didn't take enough pictures of her or her brother growing up. I think I did okay, but admittedly, I'm pretty awful at it now. I always forget to take pictures even when I take my camera with me...
So...my kiln is on...I promise I'll have pics in the morning!