Breakage

Student ware has to be placed out on open racks for firing and glazing.  Do your best to avoid damaging anyone else’s ware.  A certain amount of accidental breakage is unfortunately going to occur in a busy studio, but to keep this to a minimum:

  1. Slide greenware over, if necessary, from the base of the piece. Never pick up by the rim or handle. If possible, don’t handle or move other student’s greenware at all.
  2. Be sure your piece is completely dry before submitting it for bisque firing; damp ware can explode and damage the kiln, shelves, and other ware.
  3. Do not attempt to “once-fire” raw clay in our glaze kilns; it may also explode.
  4. Be careful not to chip or smudge other’s glazed ware when putting your piece on the glaze-fire rack. Lift bisqueware from the waxed base if possible, but never pick a piece up by its handle.
  5. Avoid touching anyone’s ash application because you will leave a fingerprint in the design.
  6. Remove and return the bat from your work as soon as you can.

If you do damage another person’s work, please have the courtesy to leave a signed apology on top of the piece.

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One Response to Breakage

  1. Chung Nykiel says:

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