Glaze Pooling At Bottom Of Fired Pieces
Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:25 PM
Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:55 PM
When making your pots, think about adding a glaze catch to the foot -- that can help prevent runny glazes from flowing down onto the foot and kiln shelf.
You could grind down the glaze drip; small ones can be done easily, but larger ones look like a glaze drip that was ground down. I use a Dremel with a grinding stone for touch up work. You could throw a couple of new pots in the same amount of time you would spend trying to fix the ones with drips. Not all glaze drips need to be ground; some are quite pleasing aesthetically -- especially oil spot glazes.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:58 AM
Montana State University-Billings
Charter Member and Past President of Potters Council
Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:31 AM
I have one vase that has a bit of this happening and it is actually esthetically interesting. But not in the case of this little pitcher. It's too bad because I am happy with the the glaze - other than the bottom!! I may try to grind it, but I hear what you are saying in that it might be faster/better just to do a new pot. It's all a learning process for me right now.
Thanks for your help!
Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:49 AM
Kupu Ceramic Studio, Indonesia
Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:53 PM
I've tried grinding these drips with a Dremel, and it's rarely worth the time, it never looks quite right. Better to start over, as others have suggested, I think.
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