Using a single, fluid motion, lower the pot two thirds to three quarters of the way into the glaze, keeping it level. Do not allow the pot to touch the bottom or sides of the bucket or container, since this can rub the glaze coat off.
As you can see from the photo in the prior page, the glaze level has risen substantially. In fact, I cannot dip this pot further, or the glaze will overflow the pot. This underscores one of the reasons why using a bucket with plenty of room is important when dip glazing pottery.
The pot stays down in the glaze for three seconds for a normal glaze coat, during which time it is important to keep the pot level. Air is trapped in the pot, keeping the glaze from entering the interior space. If the pot tips, air will be able escape and glaze will coat some to all of the interior surface.
Once the pot has stayed in the glaze long enough for a good coating, it needs to be removed the same way it went in: perfectly level. After the pot has cleared the glaze completely, flick off any excess glaze by quickly rotating your wrist one way then the other, while continuing to keep the pot's rim parallel to the glaze surface. The motion used is as if you were opening and closing a screw-top lid, only done very rapidly.