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Glazing Platters

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/New-glazing.mp4 Before I glaze items with a large base, I apply wax to the base area to keep the glaze from adhering to it.  This saves time and glaze as the base area needs to be free of glaze before firing. Items with a smaller …

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Attaching handles

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Handles-3.mp4 I leave my mugs in a damp cupboard so they can’t dry too much before I  attach their handles. Generally the handles and the mugs need to be at the same ‘softer than leather hard stage’ for the handles to be attached while still …

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Turning (Trimming) The Mugs

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Handles-4.mp4 After the handles have been attached the mugs are left to slowly dry overnight. The next day they are trimmed while the clay is still soft enough, but not too soft, but strong enough so they are strong enough to be trimmed. When I …

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Getting ready for Glazing

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Blog-21-5-22.mp4 After the pots you have made have dried completely and undergone a bisque firing, it is time to prepare them for the next step, glazing. Each item needs to be dust free in order for the glaze to fully adhere to the body of …

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Throwing bowls

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Blog-9-5-22-Bowl.mp4 If you have ever wondered how a bowl is made, then this video will give you some insight. First the clay is centered on the bat (wooden round thing) by working the clay up and down. This is also the time to remove all …

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Throwing mugs

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/New-st-mugs.autosave.mp4  In this video I am throwing mugs. Just a small amount of clay is needed to produce a good sized coffee/ tea mug. The clay is centered on the wheel bat and then the clay is opened up before it is lifted gradually to …