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bubble of beer message mugs

updated sat 3 nov 01


claybair on fri 2 nov 01

You have to be kidding.... they going to patent wax resist???
What next...... ???
Give me a break!
What happens when beer comes in contact with the unglazed clay? Isn't there
potential for leaching? The clay in the photo looks like white stoneware or

Gayle Bair-99 bubbles of beer on the wall...... 99 bubbles of beer........
Bainbridge Island, WA

Behalf Of Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: CLAYART Digest - 31 Oct 2001 to 1 Nov 2001 (#2001-305)

Tommy -

This is wild! After looking at the photos on the page, I went to, which has a free online translation program. I
translated from Japanese to English, and learned that this page is:

Study official collaborative research Development of the
"Shigaraki burning where letter comes to the surface "
With bubble of beer message!

(OK, so automatic translations are not perfect!)

Anyway, the page goes on to say that by using a wax resist to
leave part of the bowl unglazed, it's possible to create patterns of
foam on the surface of the beer. Apparently the company has
applied for a patent on this technique.

Thanks for forwarding this link!

- Bob

> Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 19:56:34 -0600
> From: Tommy Humphries
> Subject: Re: Free beer with purchase
> I don't remember if I got this link from Clayart or where, but it relates
> your matt, beer head theory... I think.
> regardless, this is a pretty nifty effect, even if the text is unreadable
> Tommy