I tried a pickeling solution today. I wanted to try the most none toxic and least expensive, so I tried a solution of vinegar and salt. Apparently the acidity of the solution will eat off the oxidization and fire scaling off of the copper. I used 1 tablespoon of salt per cup of vinegar. I … Continue reading Pickeling – Take 1
Enameling Part 2
Today we enameled the rest of the birds!
It worked! Glaze firing went was a success!
Today I decided to glaze some birds I started a long time ago. I decided to dip them in the glaze and then clean the backs later. I dipped them 3 times. I let the glaze dry, And then put them in the kiln with some other projects. Tomorrow we'll … Continue reading Glazing Birds
First Attempt Enameling
First try turned out pretty well!
Today the kids helped me make some yoga mat straps and some belts.
Now that the birds have dried, tonight I sanded and smoothed their edges out. There was a lot of time put in to detailing the birds, but I enjoyed some good music and thoughts, and they are much cleaner looking now.