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In Topic: How Quickly Do You Get Rid Of Failures?

Today, 01:30 PM

When I painted I hardly ever showed others my work.  I tried to explain to someone that it was like displaying your undergarments on a nail on the wall.  


Really Chantay, what kind of paintings did you do?!!!  I would ask you to post a pic but then again this is a family rated forum.  ;) :P

In Topic: Cooking Pots?

28 October 2014 - 05:25 PM

I have sold pots for baking for decades-many decades ,maybe 4. Things like pie plates, garlic roasters,casseroles,baking dishes.

Lets get a few things straight-People have no common sense these days-actually for many years-

I always tell them about thermo shock-so thats a given. I have very rarely ever refunded any one for cracked bakeware. I think those who toast it know why and never fess up. I have heard some crazy stories but most come from the abuser and they do not expect a refund for stupid behavior. I also have given a few pots out over the decades because I'm a nice guy when it comes to customers. I also know where to draw the line..

Flame ware well thats just asking for woes.



Totally agree with you about people not having common sense these days. 


Until I can find a clay that will put up with the abuse that I think ovenware should be able to stand up to I'm sticking to just making it for friends and family. I know most potters make ovenware, I just don't want the hassle of dealing with breakages, I've got enough non - ovenware in my line that I give it a pass.

In Topic: Oops - I Added Too Much Sodium Silicate To My Slip

28 October 2014 - 05:17 PM

More dried clay or a bit of epsom salts solution (just a titch at a time). 

In Topic: Cooking Pots?

27 October 2014 - 02:18 PM

The problem with selling ovenware is that you never know what the end user will do with it. Sure, we know to heat it slowly, filled with food, don't add cold liquids to a hot pot, cool it on a wood trivet, don't use it under the broiler, don't put frozen food in pots then put in the oven etc but you have no way of knowing what tortures the consumer will put it through. 


I stopped selling ovenware when I had a customer put a frozen brie in puff pastry in one of my pots and put it in a 450F oven. It cracked, she was upset, I refunded her money. I had instruction cards taped to every brie baker, doesn't matter.

In Topic: Best Way To Reglaze

26 October 2014 - 07:28 PM

1 for + for warming the pot in the oven then spraying glaze on. If you can hold of a product called "Apt II Ceramic Enhancer" it works well to help wet glaze stick to vitrified pots.