Not Food Safe Glazes
Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:09 PM
I could put a card on it stating its not for food but you know they will never read it or lose it or give it as a gift without the card. What options do you all normally use for this type thing?
Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:17 PM
great that you are being responsible. the imported things you see today all seem to have a fired on message DECORATIVE USE ONLY, NOT FOR FOOD. you can do the same with underglaze.
Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:23 PM
Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:12 AM
If you make a lot of items that are not intended for food, it would be worth investing in a stamp that says "not safe for food" that you could stamp the bottom of your pots with. Custom stamps are available online from tons of different sources at very low prices. Should cost you less than $20.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:50 PM
I will get a stamp I think it's the best option for me. I had a signature stamp made up at 4clay.com that I am happy with.
Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:22 PM
The trouble with the card explaining its not food safe only works for the 1st user-as its passed on to others is the issue.
Stamping the bottom is really the most ethical way short of not making anything thats not food safe.
Which is what I do.
Are cone 06 glazes still unsafe? I thought most manufactures cleaned this up with lead free stuff?
Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:30 PM
Again plan to order the stamp to stamp the bottoms of anything not intended for food just to be safe.
Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:17 PM
Since I'm not a cone 6 guy I need to ask
They make commercial cone 6 glazes with unsafe/not food safe ingredients which are listed not food safe on label?
Keep in mind I never buy any commercial glazes so I have zero knowledge about them-I do know they cost a lot.
Are the foodsafe ones listed on the label as well?
Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:14 PM
I'm still learning and experimenting with different colors and textures to see which ones I end up liking best before I decide to start trying to mix my own glazes. I have discovered I really like the coyote celadon glazes and plan to purchase a larger size of a couple of those colors since I only have the little 4oz jars for testing. I mainly use underglazes for decorating with artwork and then a simple glaze like white or one of the celadons for over the underglaze and the inside of the dish.
I asked the question here because I made a low vase and am planning to use RIO and a coyote crawl glaze for the outside and most likely a shino on the inside. It must be nice to mix your own glazes and know exactly what you are putting on your pot I'll get there eventually but I know it will take me awhile.
Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:49 PM
you are heading in the right direction. have a great trip down the road.
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