Saturday, April 6, 2013

Glazing the Big Urn (Continued)

After applying latex over the earlier glazed shapes ...

Its time for the high pressure spray gun!

Starting with the lid, I gave the entire piece a thin even layer of glaze.

After being sprayed it looks red because the copper when fired in the glaze turns green.

The base is up next, I spin the wheel that it sits on in the spraying booth to get an even coat of glaze.

TA-DA... now there is still a lot of work to be done. 

Next I rinsed off a little bit of the extra glaze on the latex surface
 so that when it comes time to take it off it won't break as easily.

Took a needle tool and grabbed the edge of the latex and pulled it back to leave a clean shape of glaze.

All of those little pieces of latex took a while to remove, 156 in all.

So worth it, looks great so far

Let's hope it makes it through the kiln alright.
It is waiting now on the kiln cart to get fired in the reduction kiln.
 Should be fired in a week or two.  I will be back with the results!

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