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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 This week, Backup Dog helps me unload the kiln (warning to the motion sensitive, some parts have movement and are blurry) --  Previously: Dyeing yarn Cleaning greenware Mermaid finishing touches Glazing yarn mugs Weaving Painting mermaids Wrapping soap Pouring greenware Spinning Painting mushroom plaques

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This week is as exciting as watching yarn dye.  No; really. This is how I've spent most of the last week....! Previously: Cleaning greenware Mermaid finishing touches Glazing yarn mugs Weaving Painting mermaids Wrapping soap Pouring greenware Spinning Painting mushroom plaques

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 A few months ago I ramped up my pouring schedule from one day a week to two; this means that I have a lot more greenware than usual right now (especially when you take into account that I seem to have gotten off my schedule and missed a bisque firing.... so then I REALLY have more greenware!). So much greenware, in fact, that I can fit no more on my work table -- so it's time for a Bonus Firing. Here is the last little stage of me cleaning before finishing loading the kiln and running it.  Previously: Mermaid finishing...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 Here's a little video for you mermaid lovers -- at this point in the process I have painted, glazed, and fired them, and am now using a new technique I've been practicing to overpaint the glaze.  After I finished this, they had to sit for 24 hours. Then they go in a regular oven, 35 minutes at 300-degrees. That bakes on the paint into the glaze, and after they cool down they are good to go! Previously: Glazing yarn mugs Weaving Painting mermaids Wrapping soap Pouring greenware Spinning Painting mushroom plaques

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

The video this week is three minutes of me pouring greenware. For the most part I have already gotten things ready, but show a few seconds of mixing the slip and putting rubber bands around the molds (necessary, for the weight and pressure of the slip would cause the two parts of the mold to push away from each other without the bands).  As I've said before, feel free to ask me questions or request a video of a particular craft or subject! Thanks, y'all! --- Previously: Spinning Painting mushroom plaques

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