Last weekend, Taizé held an open weekend to show their workshops to the public. We were there straight after the Sunday morning service, champing at the bit to see all the inner workings of the brothers’ studios.
|How to make a bowl, Taizé style|
|Dip the bowl in a glaze|
These are dried then dipped in the day’s glaze and the fired in one of the two kilns.
The glazes are mixed by hand in small quantities made from various ashes, iron oxide, cobalt oxide but one of the prettiest is Omnia, which is made up of leftovers!
|Half a jug - cut open so we could see how it worked|
Next time I’m in the shops, I will certainly look at their offerings with different eyes.