Rod, Marian, and Holly Morris on wed 9 may 01
Just returned from AZ where I went to a workshop with Toby Longface in
Tombstone. We burnished bone dry ware using bacon grease. Don't ask me why,
but it worked like a charm. We used NO terra sig, but we were polishing on a
porcelainous clay. Came out of the pit shiny and gorgeous.
When I came home, I tried olive oil on Rod's Bod, since I don't eat bacon,
and I didn't trust porcelain with my newfound skill. It also worked just
fine, though I lost a bit of the burnish in the bisque, perhaps because of
the lack of terra sig.
Paint on the oil or grease, let it "dry" a bit, then polish away. I was
surprised since I had always burnished on leather hard ware.
Marian, now back in Michigan