Another Beautiful Kiln Load

I have to say, this semester I have been having great luck with my glazes. The kiln gods must have been watching over me, and been on my side. Once again I unloaded the kiln, to feast my eyes on beautiful results! Glazes can often be temperamental, for a number of reasons. The first and most obvious reason is the application of the glaze. If the glaze is too thin, it will fire to an ugly brown, possibly pooling in some spots and revealing what the glaze is truly supposed to look like. If the glaze is applied too thickly, it is likely that it will run off the pot and stick to the shelf. This results in either a ruined kiln shelf or ruined pot. Mixing and layering glazes often lead to beautiful, interesting results. With this, you must always be mindful that you are not contaminating the studio glazes with the other ones. When layering, you must always spray the second glaze on! Layering glazes result in an AWESOME chemical reaction between both glazes, making a completely new glaze!

Here are some pictures of my most recent pots, let me know if you like the glazes!

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