My procrastination for glazing has brought me to two huge kiln loads of bisque ware. Over the years I have tried different ways of prepping bisque, but have settled into a routine that works well for me.
- Check each piece for imperfections
- Rinse in clean water and Use fine sandpaper/silicon carbide to wet-sand any rough or goober spots. Then final rinse and dry.
- Apply resist
- Sieve glazes and check viscosity
- Separate pots into glaze color groups
- Have lots of good music and podcasts ready
- Pack a PB&J, so not tempted to skip lunch
- Turn off the ringer on the phone
A sneak peek of things to come :)
Once in a great while I fumble and a piece will crash onto the concrete floor. That means it's time for me to take a break.
Glazing starts on Monday and will probably continue for a week, maybe more. I figure this batch of bisque will fill at least 3 glaze kilns.