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Glazing is amazing at Greenwich Community College

During the ceramics evening class at Greenwich Community College students shared their favourite glazing techniques, these are some of the results.


Shiny orange dipped just over halfway from the right, then dark blue to halfway from the left giving the double dipped stripe in the middle. The right edge is then dipped in dark blue, the left edge in shiny orange. Resulting in 5 bands of colour using only two glazes!

When dark blue is applied under or over the shiny orange, ie double dipped either way the resulting three stripes that are not orange or blue but a mixture of either one over or under the other.



This is achieved by dipping the whole bowl in light blue, followed by dipping right and left edges in reactive grey.

Great results, proving yet again that glazing is amazing.





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Inlay student results

img_9750I taught some students at Greenwich Community College the inlay  technique, drawing through clay at the leatherhard stage with a sgraffito tool. Then filling the drawn lines with coloured slip, allowing all to dry, to give clear crisp lines when scraping off the excess slip with a metal kidney to reveal the drawn lines in colour inlay.

This is the student’s resulting work.


Stoneware clay inlaid with black slip, bisque fired ready for glazing.


Watch this space to see the finished glazed piece next year.