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Repairing a bisque ware.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Jul 30, 2014. 4 Replies

Not really a glaze question. However would really like to know if one can repair a crack (not a S crack) in a bisqued platter with paper clay?

 

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
At the age of 45, after taking premature retirement from my teaching job at the university of Lucknow, I started getting involved in ceramics as a hobby. However 8 years down the line it has become an obsession and I can't Imagine life without clay
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
Absolutely zero. I have a gas fired kiln, which gives amazing results in both cone 6 and cone 8-10.
All our content is viewable by the public. Why do you want to be a member, when you can already see everything as a non-member?
Working alone, I sometimes feel the need to share and discuss problems. Also the knowledge that other like-minded people are in the group to lend their expertise is an added onus
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
How did you find this network?
Link or reference from another site

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