Posted by: keepingthemistakes | May 12, 2012


Ok, the details about my one-shot firing.  My advice is — test what you are using.  The clay body I have is a low-fire that I buy from a local pottery studio.  I don’t really know the make-up, but I fire it to 06.  I think the box says 04-06.  The underglaze I used was from Mayco — they have been in the art room longer than I have, so I don’t know if they even market the same set anymore.  But, they are underglazes that instruct to apply 3 coats to greenware.  I applied 3 coats to the stamped elements on my coaster.

I then covered the top of the coaster with 3-4 coats of Amaco clear liquid gloss glaze that is to be fired to 06.

I can’t stress enough that you should TEST whatever supplies you are using.  From what I have read, it may or may not be successful.  I can’t attest to it being widely successful, although my test piece turned out really well.  I will be doing this method with all my fourth graders this week, so I will report back on how successful it is with a larger test.  I may have said this before, but I am going to let them do the underglaze and I am going to add the gloss glaze.  The reports I read online said you might need to do more than the traditional three coats of gloss glaze, since the greenware is more absorbent that the bisque.  Stay tuned!



  1. I used the one fire method for years, making sure they needed to be fired to the same cone. It worked great!

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