Francoise Melville on mon 29 apr 96
Like Peter Powning, although with far less experience, I too make
leakproof raku. I bisque fire pots that are to be used as vases to ^6 as
opposed to ^06 and don't use much grog. I line them with a glaze
containing 30% ball clay which does not appear to craze. If these vases are
filled with water and left to stand for 24 hours or more, they will 'sweat'
slightly except for ones made from ^6 porcelain which seems to be completely
waterproof and dishwasher safe.
I also use plastic bag liners on narrow-necked or otherwise
strangely shaped pieces which are cracked, but which I like enough to keep
for my own cut flowers.
Port Edward, B.C.
Lisa Skeen on mon 29 apr 96
In a message dated 96-04-29 00:12:06 EDT, you write:
> I line them with a glaze
>containing 30% ball clay which does not appear to craze.
Does this mean that AFTER you have raku fired, you re-fire to ^6 with a glaze
Have you ever tried using one of the pottery sealer products in your pieces?