[Clayart] Liquid latex

Jacqueline Miller jackie.miller.clay at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 13:24:27 UTC 2023

I have never had a problem with latex pulling up too much of the underlying glaze either. Best wishes on fruitful making.

Jackie Miller

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> On Jan 6, 2023, at 9:49 PM, Ginger Dunlap-Dietz <gingerpots at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all who responded regarding liquid latex.  Certainly, the trick
> with the dish soap on our brushes to keep them useful is major. Thanks. So
> far   I haven’t noticed that my glazes don’t stay when I pull up the liquid
> latex.
> I will look into latex grout and see how that works.  The best notion is
> that I need to remove the liquid for the job and not put what remains back
> into the jar!
> I have a bunch of work to glaze and will be more aware  as I use the l.l.
> Glad you are out there tuning in to clay arts - so many collective years of
> experience.
> ginger d-d
>> On Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 6:40 PM <ronroy at ca.inter.net> wrote:
>> Just to make a point - glazes can be modified to be tougher in a
>> number of ways. I am going to assume that latex will work on some
>> glazes but not on others. I have almost no experience with latex so I
>> have no actual experience with the problem but I'm sure there are a
>> number of solutions.
>> Happy to help if I can just for the joy in it.
>> RR
>> Quoting sumi <sumi at herwheel.com>:
>>> Ginger
>>> You are not getting a lot of answers perhaps because we don't have
>>> the answers.
>>> I've worked with latex but I have never tried to thin it. Since it
>>> washes off with water, I would try water as a thinner first.
>>> The one thing I do know about working with latex is the need to soap
>>> your brush; some people dip in liquid soap, or you can rub your wet
>>> brush on a bar of soap.
>>> And I know it is important to build up a thick enough layer that it
>>> will peel off without tearing.
>>> I've worked with a couple of brands, most recently Laguna's. In the
>>> old days it smelled like ammonia but it doesn't any more, thank
>>> goodness.
>>> I have seen students successfully apply liquid latex over an
>>> underglaze and peel it off without removing the underglaze. I'm not
>>> sure if you can peel it off a glaze as successfully.
>>> Sumi
>>>> Hi Vince-
>>>> Thanks for your follow up on wax resist.  And when my production
>> warrants
>>>> clean bottoms I?ll use it
>>>> That appproach.
>>>> Right now wax won?t work to allow me to layer glazes as in a sort of
>> plaid
>>>> where I need to mask parts of the design.  I like pulling up the latex
>> from
>>>> a glazed part so that I can add a different glaze over that part.
>>>> Maybe some one out there has encountered liquid latex for a similar use.
>>>> -ginger d-d
>>>> On Sun, Jan 1, 2023 at 7:17 PM <vincepitelka at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Ginger -
>>>>> I can't help you with the latex thinner, but I used hot wax very safely
>>>>> for ten years in my studio in northern California.  The secret to
>> using hot
>>>>> wax safely is to not heat it so hot.  Use a good electric frying pan or
>>>>> electric stew pot and keep the temperature at 180.  Add a bit of
>> mineral
>>>>> oil to the melted paraffin to get the brushing consistency you want.
>> Use
>>>>> natural fiber brushes that won't be damaged by the hot wax.
>>>>> In California I was doing fairly high production, and for my wax I was
>>>>> using a electric stew pot - like an electric frying pan but deeper.  I
>>>>> drilled holes on opposite sides to support an axle, and mounted a
>>>>> natural-bristle paint roller on the axle so that the lower portion of
>> the
>>>>> roller was in the wax.  I'd regularly add more wax and mineral oil to
>>>>> maintain the level.  With that setup, the foot of any pot could be
>> rolled
>>>>> against the paint roller to wax it, and with a fairly short-nap
>> roller, the
>>>>> wax would come up a uniform 1/8" on the sides.
>>>>> - Vince
>>>>> Vince Pitelka
>>>>> Potter, Writer, Teacher
>>>>> Chapel Hill, NC
>>>>> vpitelka at dtccom.net
>>>>> www.vincepitelka.com
>>>>> https://chathamartistsguild.org/
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> On Behalf Of
>>>>> Ginger Dunlap-Dietz
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2023 10:52 AM
>>>>> To: Clayart international pottery discussion forum <
>>>>> clayart at lists.clayartworld.com>
>>>>> Subject: [Clayart] Liquid latex
>>>>> It?s possible that my question about using liquid latex got lost in the
>>>>> recent quiet time but I still would like an answer.   I use liquid
>> latex
>>>>> for masking in glaze application and would like to know what to use As
>> a
>>>>> thinner. What brand is most useful? And what are some suggestions for
>> use?
>>>>> Wax resist doesn?t work for multi layer glaze masking and honestly
>> don?t
>>>>> like having to wipe glaze off the wax before firing.
>>>>> Thanks for responding in the New Year.  Good one to all.
>>>>> ginger d-d
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>> Ron Roy
>> ronroy at ca.inter.net
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