Wait to glaze after wetting bisque ware?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:09 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:12 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:20 AM
There is no right or wrong. It depends on your glaze . Will it adhere and give you the coverage you want when the piece is wet? That is what it comes down to. Think about if you will be glazing both sides of the piece at the same time, whether you are brushing or dipping/pouring. Experiment.
Makes perfect sense (and freeing!), thank you
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
If your work hasn't been sitting around in dusty places, I would think a damp sponge would do the trick. As always it depends on a lot of things.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:15 PM
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:05 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:12 PM
I don't think it's necessary to rinse or wipe off your pots before glazing, unless they have been sitting in your studio for longer than a few weeks.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:21 PM
1.Use a green scouring pad on bone dry pots. Get all those little lunps out.
2.Bique. I usually bisque to Cone 06.
3. Use coarse sand paper to sand. [wearing a dust mask, of course]
4. Dip into a 5 gallon pail of clean water.
5. Let dry overnight.
6. Wax the feet
Told you that it was a lot of work, but I get better results. I am in a studio by myself, so am able to leave my work on tables. Your situation might be different.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:39 AM
I usually wet sponge the ware before loading it in bisque kiln-saves sanding later and has no dust with it.Long ago used to sand but sponging is faster and cleaner on green ware.
I wax it- ether with hot dip or sponge wax with water soluble wax. Then glaze it and load it-what does not fit I leave on bats till next fire glazed-
I usually have some bisque ware laying around but cover it with paper to keep dust off.
The only time I wet ware is to wash a glaze off is from a mistake then I let it dry a day before reglazing.Unless its warm and sunny then that dries it same day.
I use a lot of rutile glaze which is prone to pitting so I pay attention to clean wares.
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