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AnitaMarie posted a topic in Studio Operations and Making WorkHi - I was doing a glaze fire to cone 5 last night, and due to a dumb mistake on my part, the kiln shut off an hour too early. My question is this: can I save these pots by refiring them to the correct temperature? Can I do this without reglazing them? Is it even worth it? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
I'm using a technique where I apply contact paper stencils to create designs on my bisque before dipping into my cone 4-6 glaze. I've had really awesome results with this. My only issue has been that when I go to peel them off, no matter how quickly I try, chunks of glaze pull off around the edges leaving me less sharp lines. I've been using a damp sponge to wipe the glaze off of the paper and dampen the edges, but I still end up doing a lot of time consuming detail work with a paint brush. I'm toying with the idea of wiping the glaze off of the decal then leaving it in place to burn off in the firing (well ventilated, of course) I don't mind if the tiny bit of ash leaves some pattern on the unglazed bisque, but don't want it messing up glazed pieces in the kiln. Has anyone tired this or had similar experience?
I made a honey dipper and a spoon, each for the first time, but I don't know how to glaze fire them. I've seen pictures of stoneware spoons and ladles online, and the pictures don't show holes (from hanging on a jewelry rack, for instance), so how are they fired? Is it simple and I'm just brain-tired? I think I have "potter's block" anyway, if there is such a thing. Haven't been able to work up much enthusiasm in almost a month. Maybe knowing how to make some spoons would get me started again.