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: to wash or not?

updated wed 31 dec 03


Lee Love on wed 31 dec 03

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Marshall"

> 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.

I think it depends on how sensitive your glaze is to the thickness
of its application. With sponging, you can control this. Humidity,
bisque temp, and variations in different types of clays can cause the
thickness of the glaze to vary, all other things being the same.

Lee In Mashiko, Japan
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