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« on: May 10, 2013 10:30:47 PM »

I like each of these leaves I made but don't think the colors go together very well.  Another example of choosing wrong.  It's the most difficult part but not as bad now because the instructors provide light colored clay now rather than the terra cotta.   These leaves measure about 8" across at their widest point.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013 05:16:17 PM »

These are very pretty.

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013 04:15:03 PM »

I love these!  Did you trace around a real leaf for the shape, or did you draw your own template?

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015 07:00:30 AM »

The glazes you used are beautiful. Smiley

« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2015 10:46:26 PM »

The dish is really nice--looks like you pressed real leaves into the clay? 
But I see your point; the green (which would look great by itself) looks kind of flat next to that fabulous reduced black.

Why don't you reglaze one or both leaves? 
I've had luck just applying the new glaze on top of the old; there are also tips online that are supposed to make it work better.  The only one I remember offhand is spraying the item with spray starch, let dry, then reglaze and fire.

You can reglaze large areas, or just add spatters or a pattern.  You don't need to brush on 3 full coats, probably 1 or 2 would be fine, depending on the transparency of the new glaze and the effect you want.

The glaze may run more than usual, so you may want to make sure it's stilted and use extra kiln wash on the shelf.

and, gee, your INSTRUCTORS provide your clay?  wow, I've always had to buy my own!

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2015 08:51:56 PM »

Thanks for the info, steiconi.  I'll have to remember next time I have that problem.  I did use a real leaf in making it.  Pressed it into the clay & cut around it.  I've given the dish to a friend who admired it.  I feel quite fortunate in my clay classes.  They're not a lot for a two hour session & materials are furnished.  the instructors are great.  It probably helps that I live in a small town in the midwest where most things are cheaper than in the big city.
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