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What Is The Best Way To Glaze Fire Plates/platters?

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#1 Mart


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:30 PM

I need to glaze fire a pile of plates. Problem is, only one plate fist per kiln shelf so I end up having more shelves (in weight) than plates.
Is there a better way to do it because this feels like a such a waste.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

If plates and platters are part of your regular offerings, you might want to invest in these:  http://www.highwater...category_ID=247

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:20 AM

Thank you bciskepottery for the link. Plates and platters are not part of our product list but maybe we need to change that. :)
Those guys are closer to us. http://www.ipsceramics.com/setters.php
Now I need to find someone in EU mainland. Germany perhaps.

Ouch... Looks like those cost as much (or more) than kiln shelves.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:55 PM

For glazing--I just used a garbage can lid to put the glaze in. Then I dip my platter, holding the edges with both hands and swirl like I'm panning for gold. You leave fingerprints, but I really enjoy those so it's a plus for me.

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