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Celia UK

Member Since 01 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 03 2015 02:29 AM

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In Topic: Cleaning Kiln Shelves

02 August 2015 - 10:19 AM

A few things to try here - might get my husband on to this - I've just done 3 hours gardening, so he owes me!

In Topic: Can This Piece Be Salvaged?

02 August 2015 - 06:07 AM

Thanks Old Oady - Karo on Google brings up suppliers in UK supermarkets - result!

In Topic: Can This Piece Be Salvaged?

01 August 2015 - 10:41 AM

Still not sure of the product here. The only 'syrup' as such that I'm aware of is Lyles Golden syrup - clear, golden, runs off a spoon. I guess I could google Caro and see if something similar comes up. Will try that.

In Topic: Moqui Balls For Rio

01 August 2015 - 04:21 AM

When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be about something for the Olympics! Really....

In Topic: Can This Piece Be Salvaged?

01 August 2015 - 04:14 AM

For those of us this side of the pond can someone explain what Caro syrup or sugar syrup is?

I've used vinegar slip on greenware with mixed success, perhaps syrup will make all the difference?

On the other hand I've had good results with Mayco's clay mender on bisque and even glazed pieces, where very small (3mm broken surface) pieces have been knocked off. See pic. (these bowls are generally 5-6" diameter). Takes a lot of patience and a delicate touch, but so does the initial making, so I've deemed it worth the investment - time & emotional!

I have learnt to only work on these pieces when I can give them my full concentration - the slightest carelessness will see a piece of the 'stencil' on the work table. I have to tell myself when to stop clean up at the greenware stage - and leave it until it's bisqued. Also, I now sandwich the v thin slab for cutting the stencil, between cling film throughout the whole procedure, including drying.Attached File  image.jpg   32.79KB   3 downloads