I am new to this list, my name is Leah Rachlis, I am an art teacher at a (
k-12) charter school in Colorado. I found the list while researching
methods of burnishing ceramics.
I was happy to find the list but I have not found the guidance I was looking
for - for burnishing our coil pots. I have limited ceramic experience, but
we've gotten as far as making and slowly drying the coil pots.
I hear that with an agate stone, we can burnish them to a smooth finish, and
then it has been suggested that we fire them to cone: .022, wrapped in
newspaper and foil, to produce a back (raku style) finish.
So - it is the burnish stage that I need some direction on - the pots are
not yet "bone dry" they are still "cold."
My questions are:
how dry do I want the pots to be
what motion am I looking for with the burnishing
and what result will tell me we are doing it correctly.
I am about 2 days ahead of the kids with my sample/experiment piece - so, I
will try this out on my own first
any guidance you can offer will be helpful.
- Leah Rachlis
PS: if you could please leave ArtsEdNet in your subject line, since I cannot
get the digest of this list, all of the list mail gets stuck in my Spam
catcher - but if the subject line includes artsednet, it gets past. thank