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leaking coiled teapot

updated fri 31 jan 97


Kim Gillis on mon 27 jan 97

It may be that the answer to my question was contained in one of the recent
postings re: "cracking teapots," all of which I neglected to stop and read.
--Sorry if someone takes the time to repeat something previously posted...

A friend of mine has a beautiful handbuilt coiled teapot that she made long
ago. She'd like to use it, but it leaks through invisible cracks along the
coil lines. Is there a way to repair it? Could I re-glaze and re-fire it
while praying to the kiln gods or should I advise her to find a good spot on
a shelf where it's aesthetics will be appreciated?

Thanks for any suggestions!
Kim Gillis
Baltimore, MD