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glazing

Making glazes from materials found locally results in an individual quality unique to the area. Despite the time taken to process, blend and test, when a glaze finally works, the sense of achievement is all the greater.

Wood ashes, granite dust from local quarries, ochre and iron slips collected from local pools and stream banks - these elements form a percentage, large or small of a glaze recipe. I try them and test them, note the results and if further work is required, alterations are made and tested again.

Maintaining an inquiring and open mind has made the subject one of endless possibilities for me.