[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

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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?


Alice DeLisle

wanderland at att.net

"Not all those who wander are lost…" – J.R.R.Tolkien

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