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Ginny C

Handle attachment crack...patch before bisquing?

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If I succeed in uploading a photo, you'll see a crack where the handle attaches to a bone dry mug. The crack doesn't go all the way around, just across the top half. (I know it's because the cup was a bit too dry when I attached the handle, but I'd like to save it if possible! I dried it upside down so the weight wouldn't pull the handle off, but this crack appeared anyway.)

Should I brush in some paper clay slip? I have some that's pretty thick and stiff, so it wouldn't add much moisture.

 

If I don't, is the crack likely to get worse in the bisque firing??

 

Laguna B-mix cone 5. Will bisque to 06 and then glaze fire to cone 6.

 

Ginny C

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You can use a kiln cement on the crack after bisquing to get the strength back.Hi fire mender is one I like as you mix your clay body with it and then mix it so repairs are a good match.

Mark

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