Sam or Mary Yancy on thu 6 apr 06
Just a question regarding Pit fire and Raku firing where you want to seal the pottery piece on the inside witha non toxic sealer. Why not just use a low fire (temperature compatible) clear glaze on the inside of the piece before firing in a pit or raku. It might work although I have never tried it myself. Has anybody??? Comments???
Sealing - Personally I like Tung oil (dull or shiny) for '"Sealing" these pieces and also a as a wood sealer. I refinish wood that way. Easy to do. Rub on several coats - letting dry in between and then fine sand/polish of you want a wood finish that can't be beat. Wood must be unfinished or stripped wood though - but can be stained. No spray or funes and you get a beautiful finish. Just fine sand or fine steel wool between coats when dry and then polish. Builds up and fllls all pores and you get a mirror finish. Almost impervious to most anything. Not sure if it is toxis to drink.out of though, but I eat off it. Perhaps a resident expert can respond???
P.S. RE; wanderlust question - THANK YOU to all who have responded to my move to phoenix question. I really don't have the answer yet but am thankfull for the suggestions.I am thinking on ot for sure as the issue will not go away. Nothing is resolved but hopefully can be. I am back home in Daly City and am recovering quite quickly. no more blood coughing and breathing MUCH better on only a couple of days. Walked the beach for a hour today. Seems like I just cant handle the Air, Dust or ??? in desert areas. I guess I need moist air as found near the ocean whth my condition. Regards to all, Sam in Daly City
Bonnie Staffel on mon 10 apr 06
I have glazed parts of a pot with a low fire glaze during the bisque =
with a Cone 04 glaze for a decorative effect. Then put it in the =
fire. Neat effects. However, the glaze that I used did craze. This
negates any sealing effect of the glaze. =20
"Just a question regarding Pit fire and Raku firing where you want to =
the pottery piece on the inside witha non toxic sealer. Why not just =
low fire (temperature compatible) clear glaze on the inside of the =
before firing in a pit or raku. It might work although I have never =
myself. Has anybody??? Comments???"
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