I've already mopped the floor of the glaze area which ended up with more glaze than some of the pots. I used to make 80 lb batches of glaze in big garbage cans. It was great because not only did it make for mixing glazes less often but it also meant glazing medium sized pieces was still easy as I could dip them. The past couple of years I have switched to the trusty 5 gallon pail. If these new glazes work out I'll probably mix up a few large batches of them for the next firing. I would much rather be able to dip a large platter than either pour the glaze over it or take it outside to spray it....and my yard. Not to mention the fact that it seems like half of the pitcher full of glaze that I pour ends up on the floor....even when I try to pour it over a bigger bucket. I noticed in a picture from Michael's blog a while back it looked like he had a nice compromise of sizes....I especially like his rig to put the bucket at a good height for glazing. As everyone knows, we do enough to our backs to have to reach down to glaze our pots.
I guess this is the waiting time when I start thinking of not just the pots but of the process and more importantly my methods. What can I do to make my pots better? What can I do to make things go more smoothly within the studio? Which methods worked, which ones made things easier and which ended up making things more difficult? What's next?
If I didn't have so many questions I guess I wouldn't be heading back in the studio for more answers.
Time to check some cones.