Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
I would like to offer a couple of tools or tips that I have figured out in the last few months. 1. when working with greenware that is just about dry the metal screen that is used for screen doors is a quick way to clean up and smooth your ware. some where between a scotchbrite and a rasp in it's efficiency.
2) I have found a way to virtually eliminate glaze waste and clean up time for those of you that like to dip dunk and pour. I use a plastic tobogin type kids toy that I have cut a hole in the bottom of. I put this over a round bucket or tub with a rounded bottom over this I place a cooling rack that you would use for cooling cookie. All of these things can be found in thrift shops for just a few dollars. These I spray with a two step hydrophobic product called never wet by Krylon. I simply pour and place these thing on the rack and the glaze is completely shed and ends up in the tub that I just pour back into the original buckets. I usually don;t even have to rinse and very seldom waste even a single drop. I use next to no water. Also the racks that accompany woks can often be found for about 25 cents these directly over my glaze buckets and if treated properly they too need little to no rinsing. I hope this is understandable. It save lots of time water and money. The waterproofing product is very expensive 21 dollars but as I do production I estimate that in glaze saved it will pay for itself in less than a year. And time...