[Clayart] Hot wax

Paul Gerhold gerholdclay at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 20:43:16 EDT 2019

My problem is the glaze is clay based and has to be very thick to do what I want to achieve. Thin resists just coat over after a couple of coats of glaze.  Can actually clan with moist Q tips but way to much work to be a viable technique. Need a way to get a thick resist layer that dries at a reasonable rate.


> On Jul 14, 2019, at 4:15 PM, Robert Harris <robertgharris at gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul -
> I don't see why that wouldn't work. I'd imagine you could use light oil or
> white spirit to reduce the melting point to work well with any temperature
> setting/fluidity wanted.
> I'd also mention that I always dilute my wax emulsion quite significantly.
> This aids drying time, but I have to admit I still like to give it an hour
> or two, which really helps even thick glaze come right off.
> As an off beat idea how about using lacquer or something similar that is
> alcohol based. Should dry much faster. I know people who do water etching
> on leather hard clay like lacquer. No idea if it work on bisque however (I
> could imagine the layer not being quite thick enough to get into pores etc).
> Robert
> Ribert
>> On Sun, Jul 14, 2019, 12:10 PM Paul Gerhold <gerholdclay at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone tried using an electric tjanting tool to apply hot wax to
>> bisque. I have tried several liquid wax resists and am so far unhappy with
>> the drying rate.
>> I will try lowering bisque but I need a thick wax line to work with my
>> thickly applied glaze.
>> Paul
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