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Finishing Touches For Your Pots
You've just pulled a fresh batch of wares from the kiln and they are amazing, however; without the finishing touches on you pots, they may not live up to your expectations.
A rough bottom, that scratches your customers table, is not only going to upset the customer and possibly cost you repairs, but it could ruin your reputation in a hurry!
It only takes a few minutes with a piece of sandpaper, Grit Quick Cleaners, a Kemper SMS Tool, or a sanding disk, to make that pots bottom as soft as a baby's.
Let me show you a few examples...
Warning: ALWAYS wear a protective mask and/or respirator when sanding or grinding clay pieces. Dust particles from the clay and glazes used can cause long term health issues as well as certain cancers and potentially death.
First, let's look at what I mean by a rough bottom.
Nope! This is a perfect example of where the Kemper (SMS) Stilt Mark Grinding Stone comes in handy. The SMS tool will soften or completely erase the marks on this pot.
Another option is to use the Creative Industries Grinding Discs. They are available in diamond or silicon carbide, various sizes and grits. They can be used dry or with water, and come with an adhesive backing to adhere to a bat for ease of use, and easy replacement.
- Once securely adhered to your bat, place the bat on your wheel head, and start the wheel spinning. Maximum speed works best
- Securely grip your pot and lightly press it against the spinning disc
- Change the angle of your pot to get the outside edges as well
Remember... NEVER sand or grind clay pieces without a protective mask or respirator!