attaching stilts to glazed ware with glue
Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:35 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:56 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:16 PM
Of course your kiln must be vented to the outdoors.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:09 PM
I use a hot glue gun, sets in seconds. Will burn off clean. It has to be dry.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:33 PM
"But it does move," said Galileo under his breath.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:45 AM
If you use stilts in a glaze firing, try to glaze at the same temperature as your bisque.
For example, when I did crystalline glazes at ^10, I was bisque firing to ^10. I was using information from 1910 or so.
This was back in 1972. I needed to use gum in my glaze application to get the glaze to adhere to the pot. Crystalline glazes run a lot. It is their nature. They required a good fitting soft brick disc with kiln wash. No shrinkage allowed. Once one fell over and the glaze ate a 3" hole in my kiln floor.
Lesson learned: to avoid this type of problem, fire the pot in the bisque to the same temperature as the glaze so it won't move when on a stilt.