They don't even have to still be liquid, as far as I'm concerned. I've reconstituted many inherited dried-up glazes with some water and a good mixer.
I do love my little studio. It's just wonderful to have a place to go "away" and work, but not have to change clothes and drive! Have you seen this thread in the "workspaces" forum? http://cubits.org/mudders/thread/view/27451/
This pot was thrown with about 12 lbs of clay, so it's about a 7-gallon planter before shrinkage. But it ended up a bit off-center by the time I got to the top. I decided to add a coil rim, and then decorate the heck out of it to distract from its imperfections! It's been a lot of work, but I like the way it turned out so far. I'm keeping it covered with plastic all weekend to help it dry evenly. Hopefully nothing will crack while it's drying, or blow off in bisque-firing!!!
Thanks----my son and his GF got engaged on the 11th, and it looks like they're getting married next year at a local winery. I wanted to work on my "grape" themes so maybe I can do something for the wedding for them.
Please provide any suggestions or tips or recommendations on adding relief designs, as I've never done this before and it's closer to the "handbuilding" area than where I normally work!!
A couple of small cracks showed up in the applied decoration, which I have repaired. It's still drying in the damp-box. I've cut some tiles that I plan to apply similar relief design to so I can do some glaze tests.
This is FUN! Now if I can just come up with some creative designs for them....it's times like this I really feel artistically challenged. But I know once I figure out some repeatable designs that don't take forever to do, and develop methods for getting consistent results, that it'll be good.
There's so much risk involved in ceramics that I've always been reluctant to spend massive amounts of time decorating individual pieces, when I'm never sure they're going to survive.......but I'm trying to get past that!!!