Min Posted December 17, 2022 Report Share Posted December 17, 2022 (edited) Glazing tools and tips brought up in this thread, starting a new thread as this should probably be in the Studio Operations section. This is how I use magnets when glazing, no tong marks, drips or finger marks on the glaze. It’s been a game changer for me with the pots I dip. Flat bottoms on pots work the best but you can do rounded bottoms, it’s just a bit less stable while dipping. - liner glaze the inside like usual - rare earth magnet(s) wrapped in a scrap of plastic with twist tie inside the pot. twist tie is used as a handle. keep the twist tie below the rim of the pot - another rare earth magnet(s) with a flat head bolt for a handle on outside of pot - fishing magnet used for larger pots, they come with a handle so don't need a flat head bolt for a handle -number of magnets needed determined by pot weight (and base thickness). I try to use just enough to be adequate to pull the pot from the glaze but not more or else they can be fiddly to remove. for tiny pots I use 1/2 pieces of broken magnets. - hold the pot by the bolt and push the pot into glaze then lift it out. (rotate the pot slightly to have any excess glaze roll around the rim) - when the pot is dry enough to touch at base area turn it over and remove magnet(s) from either side. 20 seconds or so for most glazes. I hold the pot on the outside bottom of the pot when flipping over - you can slide the pot onto the edge of a counter while removing the outside magnet if you don’t want to wait for the glaze to dry enough to hold onto the pot, or stuff your hand inside the pot to move it to a ware board. - when I first started glazing like this I got a couple blood blisters, don't pinch your fingers, those magnets are strong!!!! I use the ones from Lee Valley tools. (to separate them use an edge of a counter and push them apart) Anyhow, that’s it, simple and it works. I tried to think of a way to market the magnet glazing but life got in the way. Edited December 17, 2022 by Min added the link GEP, Chilly, oldlady and 6 others 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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