Enjoyed cup of tea today with segment of Great Pottery Throw Down and was intrigued by one potter's use of :gooey, thick glaze. (or so she said) to repair very badly broken bisqued lamp base. They showed the lamp after it had gone through the glaze fire, and pieces looked to have held together. It wss like an archaeologist gluing an ancient amphora together in the workshop, only using glaze as a glue for a whole bunch of shards and then actually firing it with repairs. Discussion, please. The show has to be staged to a certain extent, esp. the last minute panicking with a 10 second deadline and other dramatic moments...but do you think this glaze used as glue was really something. the potter came up with herself or r was there a bit of coaching. or artistic license in the script?
I have used clay mixed withi paper to fix cracks. bute never for broken shards, have never used bisquefix and don't know much about that. I don't think I would ever try plain old glaze to attempt to repair a pile of shards.
Great Pottery Throw Down: I found out it was on HBOmax and thought. I would subscribe for a couple of months. to get the Throw Down. Fun to watch while unable to fire in my communal studio at present. Covid restrictions easing here but slowly. Cheers, all. Carolyn Curran
PS. A lot of kiln accidents on the show...I wonder if they time the drying of big pots too quickly to make for more dramatic show....If I were the pro in charge of firing, I would preheat the hell out of the kiln load.