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  1. Hi all, Happy New Year to everyone! I'm interested in firing stoneware dishes without using a glaze. I only want to use coloured slips. Would this still be food safe? I spoke to a potter at a rather prestigious ceramics event in London and she didn't use any glazes. I asked her if her ware was foodsafe and she told me, yes. I'm guessing that the high-fire temperatures will vitrify the clay sufficiently to make it washable/hygienic/easy-to-clean? One of the reasons I want to do this is so I can stack the shallow dishes on top of each other during the firing - but I also like matt fin
  2. I've read as many posts as I can find about making fermentation crocks and lids. One person said they use stoneware. A post by Min said they used porcelain. I would like the clay to be free of impurities and not porous. What type of clay should I use? And do I have to glaze the inside? If so, can you recommend a foodsafe glaze that will stand up to fermentations? Thank you.
  3. When a manufacturer states that a specific line of glazes is 100% mixable, and that each of these glazes is food safe on its own, can I assume that means that if I layer or mix colors in the same line the glaze is still food safe? Applied and fired according to their instructions of course. I'm really agonizing over glaze safety and no, I don't want to make my own glaze. The prevailing wisdom, and what the manufacturer's say, seems to be that once different food safe glazes come in contact with eachother, all bets are off as to the food safety of that glaze. This makes sense to me, but
  4. Dear esteemed Ceramic Artists, I am a novice potter with a history in painting. I live in Brazil where supplies are very expensive and I am operating on a budget. I have a friend visiting from the States and I would like her to bring me some glazes. My question is this: I will be using a low fire kiln and want to get a good range of glazes to make foodsafe pieces. I want to be able to mix colours and paint images with glaze -(it has been suggested I get majolica style glazes to be able to paint on the pieces and see the results). I have been trying to understand the terms and the huge
  5. Hi all, I'm taking a ceramics class and our teacher provided us with ^06 clay. I didn't realize how low-fire that was until it was too late to start my project over...in fact, she had told us that it was ^6 not ^06. I'm a little concerned as I am making a teapot and don't think I will be able to glaze inside the spout, and have read that unglazed areas of low-fire clay are fairly porous and are not generally considered foodsafe. Should I be concerned that the teapot I spent hours and hours on might not be safe to actually use? Any ideas for how to properly glaze the inside of the pour spo
  6. Hello! I'm not sure if this is the right forum or web site for this question, but... I have an old bone china tea set (c. 1920) whose tea pot has some worn gold gilding, both on the edge and on the outside decorative pattern. Is any repair possible? Are gilding pens or paints food safe? Would I be trashing the value of the tea pot? Thanks for any advice or thoughts...
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