Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vinegar Can Repare Clay!

A coworker once told me about the miracle of vinegar with clay.  She said that if there is a break in clay at the bone dry stage, that you can use vinegar to heal the break.  I had couple banks break before being fired and thought to give it a try.  I placed the smaller section in the vinegar and it starte fizzling.  I didn't expect that.  I quickly and carefully placed the piece on the desired spot and held it for a second or two.  Wah-lah!  It worked!!!  I am so stink'n happy about this that I had to share it with 300 of my closest friends... my blogging friends:)


13 comments:

  1. Very cool! I know that by adding vinegar to clay and water it creates a better slip, but this is great!!!

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  2. That's amazing. We're starting clay this month and this tip will come in handy! Thanks for sharing.
    Barb

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  3. You've got to be kidding!!!! amazing

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  4. Gee, I wonder if this would work with air dry clay. I'll have to try it!

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    1. Did it work??? I'm getting out the air dry clay with my students this week and would really like to know.

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    2. Nope. I don't think it would work for air dry clay.

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  5. This is the best tip ever. I will definitely be trying this one.

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  6. I am echoing Phyl.... I wonder about air dry clay! I've just been hot gluing broken pieces before we paint.

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  7. I am thrilled by this. Breakage at this stage stresses me out. Do you dilute the vinegar at all?

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  8. Absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much for the tip!

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  9. Did you put it in the kiln after using the vinegar?

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  10. Just had two Kindergarten coil pots separate at the coil. Trying this tomorrow!!

    Kim @ Art on my Hands

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