View Full Version : Terra Cotta question??

Robert Sneed
03-22-2001, 07:50 PM
I have a technical question for someone about ceramics. I don't have much ceramics experience. Just a painter.
I have a terra cotta bowl that is glazed on the inside but not on the outside. It has a hair line crack just wide enough to allow water to leak through. Is this repairable?

Thanks in advanced,

Robert --- New member.

05-06-2001, 03:34 PM
Hi Robert
You can't refire the pot because it will probably blow up. One thing you can try is carefully running some super glue along the crack line. This works great with stain glass to the point that the crack disappears.
While you are waiting for your super glue to dry why not sign up for an art project.


"Imagination makes you see all sorts of things." Georgia O'Keeffe

05-06-2001, 04:44 PM
Epoxy might work too - you know the stuff that comes in a plunger tube at the hardware store? Haven't tried it myself but have seen ceramists use it in the studio. I have seen it used to attach hangers to the back of very heavy wall pieces and apparently it holds like cement. It is clear and jelly-like, like super glue.

Robert Sneed
05-08-2001, 08:45 PM
Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I'll give one of these a try.
Interesting project Leaflin, I may get in on this one.

Thanks again,