Using a Ladle to Glaze Pottery

Why Having Different Glaze Application Techniques is a Good Idea

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. 

In today’s post, an excerpt from her 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 Poellot Harnetty, editor.

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

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

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

**First published in 2016.
  • i guess it wont be so good with transpatent glaze if you need just one thin coat. i wonder, is there a recipe of making cheap wax resist?

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