Also I have discovered little flaws in the pot whilst wiping, Very fine cracks become very evident when wiped by damp sponge, or small rough patches which would favour a grind. This close inspection I may miss if I didn't wipe.
Sponge Cleaning Before Glazing
Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:27 AM
I get that studio potters may not feel they have time to wipe down each piece of work, but you can bet I carefully inspect each piece I buy of someone else's work so if I am going to go to the time and effort of making something I want it to look its best. i may try rinsing in a bucket next time, but then I would be on here bitching about having to wait for them to dry some before glazing.
Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:19 AM
I have rarely ever washed or dusted pots-I try to process them in sort order but if they sit few weeks no big deal. I have no idea why you would wash all of them. Isnt it easier to cover them in 1st place from dust?
I wipe pots as I take them out of the bisque firing and squeeze sponge into a bucket of clean water. I get small particles in the water. It is not dust from the studio, I don't usually get this with porcelain, just stoneware.
Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:06 PM
On a slightly different note I have discovered that for me make-up sponges work most excellently for applying wax much easier with a nicer line than a brush. They are nice and dense with sharp edges and are even easy to cut into smaller pieces if needed.
I am getting my process tweaked nicely and things are getting much quicker.
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