Glazing Flower Beads

Group of flower beads after gloss firing

Group of flower beads after gloss firing

Over the last few weeks I have been working on my flower series of beads and wanted to share the process of glazing them. Each bead is hand decorated with two different coloured slips (liquid clay)  and then bisque fired. Once they are out of the kiln I wiped them down with a damp sponge as sometimes the black slip rubs onto the back of them (from stacking in the kiln).

Each bead is hand painted with different coloured glazes. Below are the stages for each bead. It is a time consuming process, but one I thoroughly enjoy. I especially love opening the gloss kiln to see all the lovely colour combinations!

You can find the pendant above right in my ETSY store.

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