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Question by  srSanthosh (6)

What is the best way to fix a hand made potters bowl that was made on a potters wheel?

This is a bowl with a stem foot. the foot has been attached to the bowl, appears to have been hand made on potters wheel. The pot is then made to be used i think there is no beast way to fix the pot thankyou


Answer by  tremore33 (9)

You can use a glue that is compatible with ceramics and clay to fix a break, or if necessary, purchase some more clay that needs only air drying (not kiln drying) and reattach the broken piece, blending in the clay as best you can. A little water on the fingertips will help smooth it out.


Answer by  Advisor (1032)

Depending on what is wrong with the bowl (did the platform break? are there cracks in the paint or ceremic itself? ), you may be able to make soft repairs with glue, fresh paint to conceal damage or if new parts are needed, recast portion with clay and smooth evenly.


Answer by  cody412 (114)

All pottery is fired, so the surface is sealed but below the surface it is still porous. Use a glue that works on porous materials.


Answer by  beck (1099)

Use a glue specifically made for ceramics and consider whether you are going to wash it, or just display it. Goop is a great all purpose glue requiring setup time.

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