Pottery with Tiramisuzi: Glazing Session

We went back to Tiramisuzi’s studio last weekend to glaze our pinch pots. Suzi gave us a quick lesson on the difference between glazes and underglazes. The most important thing beginners need to know is that underglazes, after firing, would  have a close-to-consistent color as prior to firing, while glazes, after firing, may be colored differently compared to its initial color after applying the glaze.

Pinch pots after being fired

I chose to use Malachite which is a shade of teal on the outside and a vivid orange glaze on the inside. I lined the rim of the pot with white underglaze then added a transparent glaze on top so that the white lining becomes shiny.

Glazing my pinch pot

Katrina used crackling painting China Seal, which is close to a sea foam color, as the main color of her pinch pot and she lined the rim with a bright yellow underglaze for a pop of color. She also put on a coating of transparent glaze to make the lining on the rim shiny.

Kat's Pot

The glaze was quick to dry and, before we knew it, we had put on the recommended 2-3 coats per color. We can’t wait to see the fired pots.


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