Wait to glaze after wetting bisque ware?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:09 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:12 AM
Chris Seminara Ceramics
Member, Artisan Tile NorthWest
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:20 AM
Makes perfect sense (and freeing!), thank you
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
If your work hasn't been sitting around in dusty places, I would think a damp sponge would do the trick. As always it depends on a lot of things.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:15 PM
Kiln Repair Tech
Owner, Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC
Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:05 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:12 PM
I don't think it's necessary to rinse or wipe off your pots before glazing, unless they have been sitting in your studio for longer than a few weeks.
Good Elephant Pottery
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:21 PM
1.Use a green scouring pad on bone dry pots. Get all those little lunps out.
2.Bique. I usually bisque to Cone 06.
3. Use coarse sand paper to sand. [wearing a dust mask, of course]
4. Dip into a 5 gallon pail of clean water.
5. Let dry overnight.
6. Wax the feet
Told you that it was a lot of work, but I get better results. I am in a studio by myself, so am able to leave my work on tables. Your situation might be different.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:39 AM
I usually wet sponge the ware before loading it in bisque kiln-saves sanding later and has no dust with it.Long ago used to sand but sponging is faster and cleaner on green ware.
I wax it- ether with hot dip or sponge wax with water soluble wax. Then glaze it and load it-what does not fit I leave on bats till next fire glazed-
I usually have some bisque ware laying around but cover it with paper to keep dust off.
The only time I wet ware is to wash a glaze off is from a mistake then I let it dry a day before reglazing.Unless its warm and sunny then that dries it same day.
I use a lot of rutile glaze which is prone to pitting so I pay attention to clean wares.