I am probably overlooking some obvious solutions. I want to glaze some plates (many are square 12x12 so they are even wider than 12 if dipped on the bias). I have buckets of glaze but they aren't large or deep enough. I also don't want to have to prepare large quantities of seldom used glazes.
I want to transfer glaze into another container that would accommodate the shape of the plate but not require huge amounts of glaze. Even if I could only dip halfway I'd be happy and just overlap some glazes.
Any suggestions other than making one out of clay and glazing the inside to make it easy to clean?
When I read your question, I thought maybe I wrote it in my sleep because I have the exact one on my mind. I searched many container type stores in person and on line and could not find narrow rectangle that was wide enough. I ended up making large batches of glaze and using my Kitchen mop bucket which is wide enough to dip over the halfway mark of some large 14 inch plates. I've attached some small samples of what I'm doing. If I try to dip in a wide flat tray, the rims are at the angle of the dip. I realize i will have to build a plate dipper as the glaze batch size decreases.
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