[Clayart] Bill Carty and pinholing

PETER HAMER p.hamer at btinternet.com
Tue Mar 11 20:18:42 EDT 2014


Your post suggests an possible mechanism. 

- The water in a dipping glaze is absorbed by the bisque. 

- This displaces air from the bisque.
- Sometimes this air comes out at the surface, forming

---- either bubblesin the unfired glaze layer (see Taylor's last post)
---- or pinholes through the unfired glaze layer

Regards, Peter

 From: Marci <marci at ppio.com>
To: clayart at lists.clayartworld.com 
Sent: Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 18:03
Subject: Re: [Clayart] Bill Carty and pinholing

> Hey guys,

For what its worth :
Dont know if this will add any insight to the discussion or not... but.. I once-fire my porcelain. Im using Laguna frost ^ 6 and after it is dry , I clear glaze it with  commercial clear and then fire .
Used to get tons of pinholing till I started misting the dry  ( unfired) clay pieces with water before glazing .. or wiping the face of them with a damp sponge .. If I dont do that , you can actually see the pinholes pop up  on the surface like clam holes in the sand ,,,The only other time I get pinholes is if I dont apply the glaze heavily enough .
   I know you are discussing glazing over fired ware.. but didnt know if this might be an " aha!" thing  .
marci the chinapainter

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