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« on: June 18, 2009 11:26:13 AM »



The edge has been bevelled and the glaze was applied just above where the bevel starts. I also waxed the bevel but the glaze still crawled.

How do I keep this from happening? Do I need to make sure I apply the glaze thinly to the area above the bevel line?

Thanks for any help you can give!
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009 12:44:47 PM »

I'm not a professional in ceramics, but I'm guessing that the problem is just that some glazes tend to run more than others when in the kiln.  After a while you start to learn which ones do what.

For the next time you fire with that glaze, you'll probably want to put only one coat on the bottom fourth of your piece instead of (I'm guessing) the two or three that you painted to the bevel line.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009 03:08:00 PM »

Eapa is on the right track. High gloss glazes tend to run more than matte ones.  The problem is when you apply them more thickly.  Typically, you want to avoid more than 2 layers of glaze, go down to one dip (with painting or stenciling, etc if you want some more details) and if you are still having problems with just one layer, water the glaze down some more, make sure it is thoroughly mixed and try again.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009 05:35:37 PM »

I had a *feeling* the glaze was applied too thickly just above the bevel line (it was brushed on).

I use one of those foam brushes that I guess are used to apply paint to a wall or lacquer to wood. I'll have to be more careful.

I'm kind of happy that you guys came to that conclusion because it means that I, too, am starting to figure out why things go awry and how to fix them!
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009 06:47:13 PM »

Do you mix your own glazes? If so, you can alter the recipe to make it less flowy.
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