Re: Years Old Glazed but Unfired Pottery
Hi. If the powdery glaze covering is in tact without chips or scratches to the surface then yes it will fire, any dust will just burn off.
Do you know what temperature your mother used to fire to? Was she firing to hobby temperature about 1000C, earthenware temperature 1080-1100C, midfire 1200-1220C or high fire 1280C . (sorry, I am in a metric country).
It is VERY important to know what temperature the glaze on the pieces fires to because the wrong temperature will ruin the glaze or the kiln shelf it's fired on or can melt the clay the pot is made from. Hoping your Mum remembers.
If your Mum does not remember all is not lost. Take the pots to a potter, ask them to wash off the glaze and reglaze it in earthenware glaze, in the colours your mother used to like, as this is the most common formula used. The clay pot itself can be under fired a bit and still work but the clay pot cannot be over fired without problems so earthenware firings are a good compromise.
Let us know how it works out.
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Last edited by ic.Art : 02-08-2018 at 05:07 AM.