My pottery creations on and off the wheel.

An offending crack!


One of those offending cracks has popped out of nowhere again on one of the bowls. Rats.


Tried fixing but popped up again so might not make it.

A potter’s question: did I not compress the base enuff when I attached the foot, or is it just down to handling the pot too roughly? Once I removed the foot I could see a really fine gap inside the foot where it hadn’t attached so that explains the curved crack that popped up woops.

Update: the bowl shrank somewhat, off to recycling she goes 🙂 DSC02401


Author: Danielle

There are two things that without, I wouldn't recognise my life. One is my cheeky beagle Baxter who answers to all sorts of endearments starting with "B" except his actual name :-) and my pottery. They both make me happy and hopeful.

2 thoughts on “An offending crack!

  1. I have a beautiful little jar that my late grandmother painted. It has developed a small hairline crack. Is there any way to repair something like that?

    • Hi Apple Pie, the only experience I have had is using a thing called magic water for dry pottery ie. before it is fired. It could be possible to apply a clear glaze over the piece allowing the glaze to fire into the crack making the piece stronger. Or you could DIY with a glue that bonds to ceramic. The best advice I can give you though, is to take it to your local pottery club and ask, the combined experience there will be far more than I have and would make a lovely project for them to help you with 🙂

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