No, gesso will not adhere to ceramic.
Pre-manufactured gesso, which is what I assume you are talking about, is simply a water based paint, might as well use latex house paint.
Gesso in the true art sense and something you make yourself might have more clinging property, but I dunno and no nothing about it and have no interest in learning.
Watercolor grays over gesso and it a pain in the @ss as far as I am concerned. Nothing to be gained.
 Kiltz makes a primer which will adhere to ceramic and you can buy it at a home builder store.
Why don't you go over to ceramic community and ask them; it is their area of expertise.
Last edited by lyn lynch : 02-28-2003 at 08:57 PM.