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AWPottery    2

I've sketched a design on a pot I have with and pencil and then went over it with an underglaze.  I'm then going to rebisque the pot with the underglaze on it.  My question is will the pencil markings burn out in the firing so they won't show?

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ayjay    119

.  My question is will the pencil markings burn out in the firing so they won't show?

Yes:  assuming a "normal" bisque temperature of 1000°C - 1050°C.

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neilestrick    1,381

You don't necessarily have to rebisque before glazing over the underglazes. Most underglazes are hard enough that you can glaze over them without smearing. Definitely not an issue if you are dipping the glaze.

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oldlady    1,323

i love to draw on pots but i use a stylus and make impressions that fill with glaze when fired.  they are fun to do and sell very easily.  tiny stories go well, a cat rearing back from a turtle in the grass, a dog inviting the viewer to play ball, the cat with a raised paw and a christmas tree branch with broken ornament on the floor, a bird on a branch.  everyone seems to like these for themselves or for gifts.

 

i do not pretend to be an artist, but a maker of sellable products made of clay.

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Benzine    610

I'm really into using a technique shown here on the site a few weeks ago.  It is the one that involves coating a leatherhard piece in wax resist, then carving through the wax, and doing an inlay with underglaze. 

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oldlady    1,323

benzine, i sent you an answer but it is not here.  did i miss that da.......POST box again???

 

check out work by mackenzie smith in florida.  he did a workshop demoing this technique.  the finished work looked as though he had drawn fish and things with a fine point pen instead of a needle through wax.

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Nancy S.    21

Yes, but be careful that your pencil marks don't act as a "resist" to the underglaze....I just had this happen myself!

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