[Clayart] pickle buckets

vpitelka at dtccom.net vpitelka at dtccom.net
Tue Jan 21 10:41:58 EST 2020


Hi Alice - 
The lovely pickle smell is persistent, but it will have absolutely no effect on your glazes.
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Professor Emeritus of Art/Ceramics
Appalachian Center for Craft
School of Art, Craft & Design
Tennessee Tech University
Now Residing Chapel Hill, NC
vpitelka at dtccom.net
www.vincepitelka.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> On Behalf Of Alice DeLisle
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 9:19 PM
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Subject: [Clayart] pickle buckets

I recently moved and am setting up my studio. I have been looking for 5 gallon buckets for glazes and a number of locals have kindly offered their empty buckets for free. I picked up 2 buckets from a restaurant today. The buckets had contained pickles. I am wondering if the vinegar / acetic acid that has soaked into the plastic will leach into my glazes and the acidic pH will affect the glazes. I am soaking them overnight in detergent, but I suspect that there will still be vinegar in the plastic. They definitely smell. Has anybody had experience with pickle buckets?

Thanks,
Alice

Alice DeLisle

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