Bisque Cleaner

Clean and finish bisque ware by hand, preparatory to glazing.

What does a Bisque Cleaner do?

Cleans and finishes bisque ware by hand preparatory to glazing: Examines ware for visible defects. Fills cracks, pinholes, and scratches with liquid clay, using brush. Grinds down rough spots with abrasive stones, smooths ware surfaces with sandpaper, and cleans ware with airhose. Holds surface of earthenware against sanding wheel to remove warps, grog, and scratches. Verifies dimensional accuracy of ware to ensure correct fit of lids on such items as compotes and teapots, using templates. Discards substandard pieces.