- The best source I know of for slip trailing bottles (aka "pointy-squirties") is Howard Electronic. You can buy 10 bottles with steel tips for $13. And best of all, you can buy replacement tips, because that's the only part that gets ruined, right?
- Got a glaze that's really powdery and fragile after it dries? Glazes utilizing kaolin as the alumina source often are. Vee gum or CMC gum are made for the purpose of improving dry dtrength, but in pinch you can mix in some Karo syrup, and it will strengthen your glaze as well. Downside: it will decompose after a while and smell farty.
- Okay, here's a little story: you know how, when you are brushing a glaze onto bisqueware, the ware is so dry and thirsty it sort of grabs the brush, making it difficult to get a fluid line? I read online that glycerine would alleviate the problem, so I went to CVS to buy a bottle of glycerine. No luck: they no longer carry it. Hmm, bummer, I wanted to show my classes, who were glazing the last pots of the session today. But hey, I know a product which is mostly glycerine, and which CVS definitely carries...!
Always a Silver Lining
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