I am loading and firing a soda kiln this weekend and have spent much of the week learning about decals. It was interesting watching Justin Rothshank work through his process and to see how he builds up his surfaces both before and after the firing. So now I ask myself “when is a pot done?” We talked about multiple decal firings and layering of glazes over decals or transfers to push the depth of surface even further.

I am considering luster decals now. These images are me exploring and having fun. I think that a few of them were under-fired in the decal firing and didn’t thus some of the decals take as well. Since I use so many glazes they all have differing temperatures where they will accept the decal…so I will just have to turn up the heat on them. These were fun I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them and remember these were explorations and one of them was me seeing what all i could get one to one piece and how much layering I could do. Guess which one.

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