Hi friends! The past few days, I've been up to my elbows in glaze preparing for a firing on Friday.
When I mix glazes, I do it outside in the garage because it's messy and there are harmful dusts that you don't want to breathe in. (I know... health-conscious me works with potentially cancer-causing ingredients!) Don't worry though, I wear a mask. Glaze is only harmful in the dry powdery state. Once it's liquid, it's perfectly safe. Fortunately, it's been pretty nice outside lately. I've mixed glazes already in the middle of winter, and it is not fun!
Once it's mixed, each batch of glaze has to go through a super-fine meshed strainer at least twice to make sure it's good and smooth.
In this next firing, I have lots of toad houses, soap dishes, ikebanas, herb markers, and jewelry! Gardening season is upon us, which I can tell by the fact that my shop is currently depleted of toad houses- yikes!
Have a happy Wednesday!