Jun 11, 2022
In Glaze Projects
This information is provided in the June Glaze report and will be reviewed at the June 13 meeting. Additional details regarding the Glaze Room Operations and 2021/2022 achievements is available in the full report posted under Glaze Reports. 1. Glaze Room Clean up and changes of location In order to provide space for the use of the spray booth, and to tidy up the congested space, we have had to make some changes to the location of items in the glaze room. It seems that after the sale, there was a need for a clean up as the floor was covered with materials. I am asking members to try to make these new locations work, and to return their tools, glazes to where they got them at the end of the glaze session. Most recently, it seems everything is on the counter, which limits the counter space for glazing. The first of these changes have been implemented. Our expectation is that we may need to make further adjustments ( clean up the area near the steel shelves) as it is still very crowded. I welcome your input. So far, we have put like things together, things used most often in a convenient place . things not used on a higher shelf so expect other small changes as we move forward. *. Maintenance materials have been moved to the sink side and placed in the first cupboard by the door, or the last shelf by the door. In the future one cupboard will be allocated for maintainance supplies. * Some of the chemicals which are rarely used have been moved from under the drill to make room for the glaze in process buckets. * Glaze in progress buckets will be located in the last open cupboard on the sink side or the metal shelf. *. Glaze sieves and scoops are back into the cupboard as leaving them in a crowded dish rack creates the risk of them breaking. *. Extra pails have been all placed on the top shelf. *. Name tags have been returned to the admin cupboard. * Pots which were on the glaze display have been put on the window shelves for potters to pick up and take home. In the future, we hope to use combination tiles, or find a space for the test pots. *. Unused test tiles are in the cupboard on the glaze test tile side of the room across from the sink. *. The large mold has been moved to be with the other molds, and the large green sponge with the other sponge pieces by slab roller. 2. Glaze Disbursements We recently indicated that we will be phasing out certain glazes which had limited usage over the past 4 years. These glazes will be offered to the members and the amounts will be shared among those who are interested in each glaze. The discontinued glazes include the following: G296B Clear Glossy Base Yummy Yellow Ethels Red Raspberry If you are interested in having some of this glaze, please send me an email prior to by June 15, and then it will be divided up prior to July 15. Each person who takes a glaze must provide their own container. As most of these glazes are in small buckets, there is not a large quantity of glaze to disburse to interested members. Those members who receive free glaze are encouraged to make a donation to the club to offset the costs. The suggested donation is $2.00 per litre for glaze which is not used at the studio. Those who use the glaze at the studio , pay for glaze as they put in their kiln chits.. An announcement will also be placed on the website regarding the glaze materials. If you would like to mix the discontinued glazes at home, the recipes have now been posted to the dpa website- Glaze section. If you have not mixed before, offer to assist a glaze team member with their glaze mixing and learn by doing.