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I am new to the forum and to ceramics generally, although I am an experienced sculptor. I am dip glazing Majolica base glaze and find that it immediately - when wet and as it dries - has a rough texture all over - almost like a sprinkle of fine sand. I have not yet attempted to fire it. The texture of the glaze is I think actually tiny air bubbles. When dry, I can rub them out with my finger, there is no grit. I have to produce a lot of glazed items and would much prefer not to have to rub every square millimetre smooth, some of the shapes will make this difficult or impossible. I have tried pouring and spraying the base glaze instead of dipping but I get exactly the same bubble-ly texture all over the pieces. I am using commercially sourced powder Majolica base glaze (from Potters Market in Western Australia) mixed and sieved to specification with an 80 mesh sieve (0.2mm hole size). I am attempting to glaze press-moulded items in Terra Cotta Filtered Potters Clay produced by Bennetts. It has been bisque fired commercially by Potters Market . I have sanded the bisque surface to smooth it and remove imperfections. I wipe down the surface with a damp cloth before glazing. Any suggestions about how to cure this problem would be most appreciated. Is there something I can add to the glaze to improve the way it coats the bisque ware? Perhaps a source for a better behaving Mojorlica base glaze in Australia? Some images attached. Geoffrey