Here are those weird blue masks again.
Ever tried typing with a band-aid on your finger? I may have to keep this short.
You may recall these lovelies from the “weird blue masks” post. I have since slathered them on the edges, eyeballs, and facial hair with high-fire glazes, leaving the rest glazed only with a light coating of low-fire underglaze, mostly medium blue, some green, some peach, which was applied when the clay was still wet. Well, they went into the soda-fire on Wednesday. When the kiln reaches 2,300 degrees Farenheit a mixture of baking soda and water is sprayed into the kiln thru special holes and it turns to snowflakes that float around and land on the ceramics and fuse with the silica in the clay, forming a glaze.
This is what greeted me when I walked into class today. I am very happy with the results. I will be hanging them on the fence in my garden in the spring, and planting seeds all around. Large, tall, and small, all colorful and magical flowers will rise up to party in the warm summer sun with the happy couple!