I had one flat serving plate ready and also a small dish which I'd painted for Sonja a couple of weeks ago. Soon I was waiting my turn at the glaze bucket, submerging the objects, counting one-thousand-and-one; one-thousand-and-two; one-thousand-and-three and removing it out to place on the table in the sun!
Amanda removing a plate after immersing it into the bucket of glaze
Tilla, right, holds a damp sponge with which to wipe off surplice glaze on her plates while Amanda dunks another into the glaze. The oval serving plate at the bottom of the photo is mine
Dishes bowls, spoon rests and plates are placed in layers in the oven/kiln. These are my two items (well, the round bowl is one I completed for Sonja) ready to be baked
Today I collected and brought home the little dish I'd completed for Sonja. I'm hoping that her stepson, Marnitz will take it home to SA for her next month!
All in all this is still a great learning curve with me making quite a lot of mistakes! Amanda is a wonderful teacher and after our strenuous morning in the pottery shed, we've decided to meet later at the pool.