View Larger Image Annie Chrietzberg uses a combinationof glazing techniques includingdipping, pouring and brushing.May 12, 2008
Glazing for Success: 12 Tips to Help YouMaster Pottery Glazing
I have to admit, glazing is not my favorite part of the ceramic process. It’s probablybecause of its potential to make or break a good pot (and believe me, I have brokenquite a few with poor glaze application). I tend to be a bit of a sloppy glazer and I sometimes rush through it a little more quickly than I should. Denver, Colorado ceramicartist Annie Chrietzberg is the polar opposite of me in the glaze room: methodical and precise. I know my glazing outcomes could be greatly improved if I followed just acouple of Annie’s tips, so I thought I would share them with the community. Hopefully you will benefit from Annie’s advice too! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
For complex forms consisting of thrown and textured elements, I use a combination of pouring, dipping and brushing to get the color where I want it. Dipping is the easiestway to ensure an even application, and pouring, with a little practice, is the next.Brushing takes more practice, time and attention, and I only use it when the first twomethods are not options for a tricky place on a pot.