Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I AM HAVING GLAZE PROBLEMS!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

*its hard to see in this picture, but if you look close enough you can see my problem.
HEY ALL so here it is. i am glazing some small bowls and i am putting a glaze on the outside as well as in the inside, i bought a whole bunch of new stilts for putting the glazed bowls on. my problem, i am putting the layers of glaze on the bowl, and then when i load them into my kiln and get the out, i have three perfect little notches left from the stilt. my question, do i need to put kiln wash on the stilt and if i do how will that effect the firing??? this problem leaves me at a stand still until i can figure this out.
thank you!

5 comments:

John said...

put it in a wood-kiln

TropiClay Studio said...

Make your bowls with three little feet that aren't glazed.

OR...

Turn on your antigravity device before you fire the kiln.

John Britt said...

That is the way it is with stilts. You can't avoid it and still glaze everywhere. You just grind those down a bit with a stone or dremel.

Kyle Carpenter said...

John Britt is right, once again.
This is just what you get when you use stilts.

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Stilt marks and unglazed bottoms are one of the ways to tell a piece is handmade! Embrace it :)