Monday, April 30, 2012

Glazing Your Bisque-ware

After your clay is fired the first time it becomes bisque-ware. At this point you can glaze your piece.

Read the directions on the individual glaze bottles. Most glazes require three coatings, but some may require less. Make sure you shake and then stir the glaze thoroughly before applying it. Use the designated teal glaze brushes for the application.

Even though the color of the glaze seems different than what you want when it is first applied, remember that the glaze undergoes a chemical transformation during the firing and will change color. Use the glaze testers to determine which colors would look good on your piece.

Think about how you want your piece to look. Remember all that we've learned about color. You can place complementary colors next to each other to create visual impact and to draw the viewers' eyes.

New Student Work!

Venice in a Day! Timelapse Video

Venice in a Day
by Joerg Niggli Plus

A day in Venice (Venezia) in Italy, from daybreak to sunset in timelapse. It's really a great place and I hope I can share some of its magic with this short video.

Some technical specs: Shot mainly with my trusty Canon G10 (and not a G12, like I wrote here first). Post in Motion, After Effects and Final Cut Pro X.
Music: Heart of Champions, Chris Haigh,