china/porcelain - can it be 're- fired'?

saulgoodSeptember 14, 2006

Hello, I have a client right now whose very old toilet is missing the tank lid (this is a two part toilet, the type with the tank and bowl separated by a 6" pipe). Anyway, the fixture is very old, and the porcelain has taken on the crackled look of an old coffee cup -complete with darkened lines where the cracks are. The original tank lid is gone -hauled to the dump - and I've found a replacement that fits, but of course it isn't "aged" like the tank.

My question: assuming we have a good supply of lids of the same make/vintage to play with, would it be possible to re-fire them and attempt to crackle the existing glaze? Could glaze be added?

I was thinking of a raku type of process, if this is possible. Any thoughts? thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marko_2006

You can refire porcelain, but it must be done very slowly, otherwise it will crack. Speaking of the "crackle" look you want, I'm not sure if you are going to have much luck with that. Generally, there are glazes specifically designed to create that "crackle" effect when fired. But I'd say fire one and see what happens.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2006 at 9:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
hand built coffee mug template
Does anyone have a template for a large coffee mug?...
margif
repairing crack in Terra Cotta pot
Hi, We have a large terra cotta pot that we (foolishly)...
shakushinnen
Any Polymer clay qustions????
Hi, I am a polymer clay artist. I see that there were...
elaineinnj
vintage nativity set
I'm looking for a nativity set that was popular in...
ybdull
Ceramics/China Enthusiasts Forums, Clubs?
Hello, Does anyone know of any china enthusiast forums,...
davidnc
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™