I've recently done some experimenting with lidded containers and have got a gallery/lid method I'm happy with. I'm wondering about glazing them.

When doing these is the contact surface glaze-glaze, glaze-unglazed, or unglazed-unglazed I'm thinking for practical considerations for functional pots that will store foodstuffs.

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Patricia Bridges is the best person to get advice on functional wares from...

Hi Tom. If you glaze the lids and the pot  you can't have two glazed surfaces together while they are being fired unless your goal is to make time capsules. They will fuse together forever. If you are firing your pot with the lid setting in place then both surfaces need to be unglazed and you need to account for the fact that some glazes run when they melt. You can glaze a pot so the whole surface is glazed, but you will have to glaze the lid by itself and use the unglazed foot of the lid to keep the glaze off your shelves. Then you have to be careful that the glaze on the inside rim of the pot is not to thick or it will keep the lid from falling into place. Getting lids to work can be challenging. Maybe someone else has some more useful advise. Happy Firing  

Me again Tom. I was looking at some gallery type lids, I said the "foot of the lid" to hold the lid up off your shelf. I see it is called a flange not a foot, my bad. I was taught that is best to fire your lids on your pots because that way they warp the same.

Thanks for the reply kabe, I was going to bisque fire them together. And was planning to glaze fire separately, I hadn't considered doing the glaze fire in situ but it would save some kiln space I suppose so I might experiment with that!

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