A glazing disaster!

When I opened the kiln this morning I knew a disaster was facing me, I glazed the vases  and fired yesterday, fortunately a bigger disaster was averted as I happened to look down the bung hole and see the glaze had dropped off the vases so I switched the kiln off. Just as well as it would have ruined the batt and stuck to the kiln floor.
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I’m guessing the glaze was too thick, I’ve never used dipping glaze and it didn’t come with instructions of how much water to add. Hopefully I can remove the glaze that’s left on the vases and start again.

If you can tell me where I went wrong I’d love to know, it may prevent another disaster, I’ve nurtured these vases so far so I’d hate for them to be ruined now.

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About eganj1

Obsession making artsm crafts, and all things creative
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2 Responses to A glazing disaster!

  1. That’s so disappointing, but I’m glad you caught it before your kiln was ruined! Working big in ceramics is harder than it sounds (ask me how I know 😉 ) I’ve never used dipping glazes either, but I believe you have to get the right specific gravity for them to work well. This is a great reference site for technical info… looking forward to seeing them finished!

    http://digitalfire.com/4sight/troubleshooting/ceramic_troubleshooting_powdering_cracking_and_settling_glazes.html

  2. eganj1 says:

    Thank you Caroline, I will head over and have a read. I wish I could find a course locally for slipcasting, mould making and glazing

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