I recently glaze fired a bunch of drinking vesels.Â Mostly mugs and cups with some sort of logo emblazoned across at least one side of each. Overall a solid firing with a few spectacular pieces.Â All wheel-thrown stoneware fired to cone 6.
A majority of the vessels were of the “Little Charger” variety. I had some orders from before Christmas and I made a few extra mugs and a couple handle-less cups/pencil holders.
A staff member or two suggested that I make some mugs with the charger-riding-a-horse logo that the middle and high schools use. I ordered a stamp and tried it on a few different forms with a couple different glaze combinations.
PBL and Boberosa Gun Dogs
This glaze firing was the beta test for a few new logos. Partners Bulk Logistics is a fantastic trucking company and the fine folks at Boberosa Gun Dogs train and board hunting dogs.
- The Coyote Glaze “Really Red” is appropriately named.
- I wish Coyote made a “Really Orange” which was just as bright.
- Brushing on glaze is STILL a pain compared to dipping and pouring.
- My favorite logos resulted from applying glaze to the impressed logo lines and then wiping off the excess glaze to reveal bare clay around the logo.
- Going from Red Gloss (more of a dull, cool red) to Really Red (brighter and warmer) was quite a jump. I love the Really Red but I think it overpowers the Sapphire Blue glaze which it is usually paired with. Maybe I’ll have to find a brighter blue glaze.
- Glazes used:
- Coyote – Really Red, Sapphire Blue, Eggshell, Alabaster Satin, Pam’s Blue, Saturated Iron, Orange, Red Gold
- Amaco – Red Gloss, Frosted Turquoise (not pictured)
- Mayco – Stoneware Copper Wash, Stoneware Iron Wash (referred to as “stains” in the descriptions)
There were a few non-logo items in the glaze fire. I’ll try to put up a short post with these items including mugs, tumblers and yarn bowls.