Sam or Mary Yancy on mon 29 dec 03
I wash my bisk pieces by either flooding them with water or quick dip in water and then followed by a scrub/rub with a sponge to remove any dust or contaminations. Then a final inspection and let them dry some but still leave them a bit moist so when I apply glaze - brush /dip or spray - some miosture remains to provide a "Tooth" for the glaze to stick to. Since glaze is a mix of minerals and water, seem to me like this is a good way to get the glaze to "stick" to the piece and I rarely have any glaze problems this way. Comments?? Sam in Daly City
Steve Dalton on tue 30 dec 03
On Monday, December 29, 2003, at 10:22 AM, Sam or Mary Yancy wrote:
> Then a final inspection and let them dry some but still leave them a
> bit moist so when I apply glaze - brush /dip or spray - some miosture
> remains to provide a "Tooth" for the glaze to stick to.
I was always taught to let the bisque be bone dry before glazing.
Clear Creek Pottery
Greg Marshall on tue 30 dec 03
I think you are making too much work for yourself. I've never washed or
even rinsed my bisque ware before glazing unless they have been sitting
around the studio for several months and have obvious dust on them. I've
not had any problems with crawling or anything like that.