[Clayart] Offgassing bisque

Bryan Johnson bryj at cheqnet.net
Sun Jan 30 16:32:50 UTC 2022

I have been recommending just using water with no abrasive for a number of
years. A low bisque makes the smoothing go quickly.  Polishing after high
fire works fine, might be a little slower without the final polishing
But, there are no contaminants in the slurry to worry about contaminating

Bryan Johnson

 Bryan, try only water in the bisque. I cannot say what will happen after
> the 2 nd fire if you only use water, but in the bisque the clay is soft ,
> but abrasive enough to smooth itself. I keep the bisque powder. It is a
> natural  grog.
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