Using a Ladle to Glaze Pottery

This clip was excerpted from Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!

Why Having Different Glaze Application Techniques is a Good Idea

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Sometimes dipping your pots into a bucket of glaze isn’t an option, whether you are almost out of glaze, or you like to test a lot of pottery glazes and don’t mix up big batches to begin with. Sometimes you might not want a uniform dip of glaze for aesthetic reasons. Whatever the reason, it is a good idea to become proficient in different glazing techniques.

In today’s post, an excerpt from her new video Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces, Colleen Riley explains why her favorite way to glaze is with a ladle. Have a look and then add this method to your glaze application techniques repertoire! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

PS. For some other great glaze application tips and techniques, check out this post!

To learn more about Colleen Riley or to see more images of her work, please visit


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