Monday, October 24, 2011


In the first group of my recent tests, I have been working on inlaying glaze into other glazes. I am using wax, latex and masking tape as resists and these tests are using glazes I already know to work, so no surprises beyond the normal. Several of the glazes are crawling away from each other, some are coming out so-so and several are proving to be somewhat promising. In this group there was also an odd result on a saffron glazed yunomi. Using a clear glaze and the saffron glaze, I inlaid a tomato red glaze into the surface. What is odd about the results is that the saffron glaze is rather runny and for some reason, it ran along the edges of the tomato red, as if somehow deflected from the surface. I wasn’t expecting this and am running the same test again to see if this is how these glazes react to one another. It makes for an interesting effect and now I am hoping I can repeat this test. It never fails, one thing really does lead to another. Isn’t testing wonderful?

“I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

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