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Old 02-27-2003, 04:55 PM
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Using Gesso on Ceramics

Has anyone here tried using Gesso on ceramic? I work mainly with watercolors and would like to try a different approach with ceramics.

Just curious of those who've used Gesso on its ability to adhere to different surfaces. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 02-28-2003, 09:03 AM
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hmmm, no i can't say I have...maybe post this also in the sculpture forum? Maybe they have an answer?
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Old 03-29-2003, 04:34 PM
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Hi Boarsrock - If it on 'bisque' ceramic, it would be okay to use gesso but if the ceramic is glazed or shiny, I would suggest you use a coat of sealer first to give better adherance to the glazed surface - then gesso. I'm not too sure that gesso directly onto a glazed surface would be as long-lasting as it could be prone to chipping or peeling away from the slick surface. Sealer makes a huge difference.

Hope that helps some,


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