I would go with stilts also, but for my normal pottery I keep one of those scotch brite scouring pads soaked in water beside the kiln and I run every project over it to clean up any spots of glaze that end up on the bottom. If someone glazed a small piece, running it over the scouring pad a couple of times really gets through the dried glaze. Sponges take forever.
>>> email@example.com 10/16/2006 7:10 am >>>
This sound s like a lot of work and obviously the PTO wanted the ornaments glazed on back. Just tell the PTO they have to buy you stilts to fire them.
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>Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 06:01:08 -0700
>From: Julie Tonkovich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: October 13, 2006
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
>you could also ask the PTO to get a very wet sponge and carefully
>clean all the glaze off the bottom of the ornaments and 1/4-inch up
>on the sides (up from the bottom), and then take a needle tool and
>shave the sides to a thinner coating of glaze (to avoid drips onto
>kiln shelf.) the needle tool can also help scrape off the 1/4-inch
>side edge glaze line. a good coat of kiln wash on your shelves will
>allow you to pull off any ornaments that stick...
>> Subject: RE: teacherartexchange digest: October 12, 2006
>> From: "carl toonz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 12:06:42 +0000
>> X-Message-Number: 2
>> Hello everone! I hope your school year has been great so far!
>> I need some technical advice oin firing clay ornaments. It seems our
>> schools PTO has been making Christmas ornaments for sale at our
>> annual country fair. They have glazed them all around (all sides).
>> How can
>> I fire them with out damaging my kiln, shelves, etc.,?
>> I would appreciate your answers.
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