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Something to try -- For Heavy Glazes ( Rose's HANDY HINTS )

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    Posted 6 years ago

    antiquerose
    (1435 items)

    I am posting this post -- as there have been times that I just could NOT see any marks on a heavy Glazed item. I could not see it, the camera could not see it. NOTHING!!

    Over trial and error, I found putting the item right under a very bring desk lamp (like 2-3 inches away from the light) Might help. Sometimes it also helps on top of that to *add* in another light source in the form of a Flashlight too. See if that helps.....

    Then on top of this -- Take some pics *without the flash on* as believe me -- the CAMERA CAN SEE MORE THAN OUR EYES SEE. Then also try taking some pics with the Flash on.

    Sometime with the 3 light sources on it ( under lamp close, a flashlight close, Camera flash pic) -- the Camera flash highlight the darker colors under the glaze. It may only help you with a couple letters, but is all you may need sometimes.

    Again -- by doing this -- I have been amazing what the camera can see, and we can not !!

    Sometimes just worth a shot. The lamp I use is one of those lamps with a tube bulb

    Thanks

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    Comments

    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Wow, that is amazing!! Thanks for sharing that tip, antiquerose, I will certainly try it from now on with pieces that look unmarked. Can't hurt! :)
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      @katherinescollecollections -- thanks for the comment. Always worth a Try. With the light sources (bright and close) then using the camera with flash on sometimes helps the light get through the glaze and pick the inscribing below the glaze.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Clever!
      Great post thanks Rose.
    4. Cormoran1925 Cormoran1925, 6 years ago
      Really appreciate that you share this tip. Thanks
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      wow thanks rose :-)
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      Very good post. Goes to show we really are never too old to learn.
    7. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      I have so many pieces to try this on....may take me forever but I will definitely try this tip ....
      Thanks for sharing :)
    8. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Many thanks antiquerose for share, very interesting information.
    9. Ericocon Ericocon, 6 years ago
      Great tip, but you have me wondering why the first item is Evangeline, numerous Canadian potters used the Canada mark, most of the Evangeline I have is marked as Evangeline? Just wondering
      The tip is very useful :-)
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves, always APPRECIATED:

      Ericocon --> Thanks for the Comment also !!
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      Vladimir
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      melaniej --> Thanks for the Comment also !!
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      Trey
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      walksoftly
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      SEAN68
      vetraio50
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      katherinescollections --> Thanks for the Comment also !!

      ....Also RACER4FOUR, and NUTS --> Thanks for the Comment also !!

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