I am a potter and I can say that you cannot refire an object to repair it unless you know exactly what clay was used, what cone the pot was fired in... what the firing actually was, ie: ramp firing schedule or cone firing and what glaze recipes were actually used.
My friends and I fix a lot of pots, however the cracked ones usually go in the bin...I have performed miracles but then again... I know what I did before.
I will give you an example... when I bisque fire before the glaze is applied the temperature reaches 1944 degrees F in my kiln on a ramp firing schedule that actually takes 30 hours to complete.
|4 years ago. Rating: 8|
Many ceramic items can be repaired with an epoxy such as E 6000, an epoxy used for ceramics. However, there are problems associated with repairing functional pieces, like a teapot, that you want to continue to use. Over time yellowing can occur with many epoxies. Adhesives and fillers are easily degraded by warm liquids. Extreme heat and humidity can decrease the life of the repair.
|4 years ago. Rating: 4|
Would the High temp Two Part Epoxy really work to fix a ceramic pot.? I'm assuming it could not be used on the inside of the pot, would it be enough to put it on the outside? I was told by the manufacturer that it would cost $100.00 to replace my cracked crock pot. I would prefer to fix it.
|4 years ago. Rating: 2|