Can you brush a dipping glaze on to leather hard ware? No.


Wednesday 16th May 2018

The body needs to shrink as it dries. Typical glazes have low clay content and shrink very little. So as the body shrinks underneath the glaze just flakes off. Brushing glazes contain significant amounts of gum, that gum bonds them securely to bisque ware, but not to unfired ware. As you can see here. the glaze bond with the body could not withstand the differential during drying.

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Leather hard, Drying Shrinkage, Dipping Glazes


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