Today was a day of prep work for a marathon of glazing vases. We have a kiln cooling down so tomorrow we will be able to unload a group of vases. It always seems to take us a couple of kiln firings to get back into the swing of things. Being away from glazing for a couple months, we can forget just how thin or thick a glaze needs to be. Usually after the first kiln we have a good sense of the direction we are going to go in. Below I am waxing the bottom of a piece that will be dipped in glaze.
Bruce is lapping flat the rings and the vase bottoms so that they fit seamlessly when glued together. He has developed a particular way to apply the rings to the vases which helps the grinding stage go a little bit easier.
When we glaze we like to listen to podcasts. Our favorite is Mike Bennet and his book Underwood and Flinch. This is an ongoing Vampire story. We have finished the episode he has recently released where he tells us the story of Lord Underwood's beginnings. We highly recommend this particular podcast. Tomorrow we look forward to settling in and listening to the beginning of Book three of the Guild of the Cowry Catchers by Abigail Hilton.