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Question by  Katie47 (22)

What is the best way to dip ceramics?

I would like to dip my ceramics in a glaze but do not want to get it all over my self.


Answer by  gmun (603)

You can buy paints at craft stores that are for ceramics, they can be air cured or dried in the oven and will give a glaze effect.


Answer by  Leanan (234)

What you need is a pair of dipping tongs. They are a tool that will hold the ceramics while you dip them. Another way to avoid touching the glaze is to wear rubber gloves while dipping.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Put the glaze in a tall narrow container. With thongs hold the piece with the thong and gently dip into pan. Let the glaze run off, set down to dry.


Answer by  HelpfulAndy (1107)

They make a netted basket that you can use for this purpose. It works great and will prevent you from getting covered in glaze.


Answer by  hah35 (109)

Well basically hold them from the edge or use a tong that you don't mind getting glazed to dip it in.


Answer by  luv2craft (140)

Use tongs to dip object into glaze, being careful not to touch any part of the object on the glaze's container. Slowly remove object and allow any excess glaze to drip back into container. Finally, slowly move object to rack to dry.

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