Spent the day yesterday in the ceramics studio. 4.5 hours glazing. Glazing! I hate glazing! I am always happy with my clay pieces, or greenware, but one its fired, I seem to like them a little less. Once they are glazed, I usually HATE them. What other ceramicist feels this way? I have never heard anyone say this, or agree. I do not know what the problem is. I just do not like the glaze appearance. And since I come from a painting background, maybe this is the problem. My mind anticipates something very different than what actually comes out. I enjoy depth, and many of the glazes I have tried thus far do not have a lot of depth. The two tone glazes are acceptable to me but unfortunately I do not yet have many options. I took a class in glazing and I have learned what I do not like. But that of course does not help finding what I DO like. So what exactly did I do yesterday? I tried the two tone glazes, as well as black. Mwahahahaha! I found the blacks! I was fortunate enough to have two options to work with! Ahhh joy! And a few weeks ago I ordered online 5 different glazes. They seem to be taking an eternity to arrive but, when they do, it will be good and goodness! On a more positive note about the actual glazing process, time flies by. The 4.5 hours I spent doing it, I did not take any breaks and just worked and worked and worked. For some reason I did not feel the need to take a break. So strange. Those of you who know me know that I have frequent coffee and bathroon breaks (mayhaps one is the cause of the other????). As soon as I was finished my work, and locked up and turned out the lights, I sat in my vehicle and was instantly half asleep. My energy was *poof!* gone! Now the agenda today is to get to work on some good and dirty, back to the basics-but not really-clay 😀 Hope you all have as good of a day today as I will.
Enjoy some quotes I found on google!