Salt & Pepper Shakers Holes
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:51 PM
If you are firing to a cooler cone and the glaze is simi matt or matt just clean out the holes with a drill bit after glazing and you should be fine-The toothpick will burn away way before the glaze melts so thats not gaining you much. If your low fire or mid range glaze is runny you can drill the glaze more around the hole (thinner glaze near there).
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:55 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:10 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:00 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:00 PM
My 2 cents.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:12 PM
When doing the drilling method I've always used a small clay knife (blade about 1" long and 3/16th wide, tapering to a point). I twist it as I push it into the hole. This allows me to softly scrape away the glaze and the knife always fits the hole up to the clay. I use the same knife to make the holes and then wallow them out a little to compensate for shrinkage.
I've never tried the tooth pic thing, but I've heard of it. I quit making salt and pepper shakers since they're more difficult than mugs and don't sell as well.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:34 PM
I have stuffed the holes with small sized pipecleaners that I wet first in water. Then when I dipped the piece the glaze doesnt stick on the pipecleaners as much, then once the piece is dry enough I pull the cleaners out and they take all the excess glaze with them and clean the holes again. T