Well the big oval was glazed today at the gallery and it was a bit of a feat as i could not use any of my usual techniques and tricks for dipping the pot in the glaze as the pot was far too big and I did not have a container big enough, let alone enough glaze for the pot to be dipped into.
So after discussing the glaze with the customer we settled for a matt blue grey for the big silver birch that was to go into the pot. I mixed the glaze in the bucket as it had not been used for a while and then filled 4 jugs with the glaze in ready to glaze. The pot had a wax resist painted on the areas that I did not want the glaze to stick to and once this was dry I held the pot in my left hand and poured the glaze over the pot.
It went on pretty evenly and I was pleased with the result. I hope the kiln gods look favourably on me as this is the second time I have made this pot, the first cracked during the bisque firing.