Bill Boyd Ceramics - Process photos

Me in workshop



Bill Boyd at the wheel




Bill Boyd's workshop




Spraying glaze Spray glazing




Drying glaze Drying the pot to
spray
more glaze




Applying release agent Applying release layer to the glaze catcher-

1/2 kaolin +
1/2 aluminum hydroxide

I don't use glue. You have to move the pots by holding the glaze catcher.




placing the pot onto the catcher Placing the pot on the catcher




Heating the joint Cracking the seal between the fused pot
and catcher after the firing.




Tapping the catcher Tapping the catcher after heating




Grinding glaze from the foot Grinding the glaze from the foot. It is difficult to see what you are doing with a bench grinder on smaller pots and completely impossible on large pots.

I am grinding this one in front of my spray booth. The fan is powerful and pulls all the dust out.

Note- not for those concerned about the risk of using a grinder without the safety guard. Wear heavy gloves.






Good tools for grinding

Diamond cut off disk for fast grinding.


diamond cut off disk
Diamond hook-and-loop pads for fine finishing.


diamond hook and loop pads



Some photography by Helen Elizabeth Schnare, photographer extraordinaire, Galiano Island, BC
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