Pottery Magic Home   Weekly Letter Mail List

Pottery Magic Small Goblets

Pottery and Ceramics Tools

Kiln Patching

Follow My 40 Day Pottery Challenge

Becca's Montana Girl Blog

Pottery Videos

Pottery and Ceramic Tools

Tools for Pottery

Pottery Magic Wand

Tips & Techniques
for Pottery and Ceramics

Pottery and Ceramic Projects

Clay Pottery Craft Projects

Pottery Magic Wand

Clay Pottery
Articles of Interest

Pottery and Ceramic History

Old Time Pottery History

Pottery Magic Wand

Pottery and Ceramics

Featured Potters Gallery

Pottery and Ceramics Definitions

Pottery and Ceramics

Pottery Magic Wand

All About The Clay

Glazes and Decorating Pottery

All About Pottery Glazes

How a Pit Kiln Works
Digital Kilns, How They Work
How To Pick A Kiln For My Needs
More Info On Picking Out A Kiln
Different Types Of Kilns
Tips for Complete Kiln Care
Monthly Kiln Maintenance
Kiln Safety
The Magical Kiln God
Do I Need A Kiln Vent?
Kiln Sitter
Troubleshooting Your Kiln Sitter
Kiln Firing Gauge
Roman Kilns
Kiln Patching
Kiln Wash
TeePee Kiln Firing
Cooling Rate of Kiln
Coat per Kiln Load
Building a Fast Firing Kiln
Placing, Checking a Witness Cones
How Different Temperatures Effect Clay
Electrical Plugins
Carbon Burnout Problems And Solutions
Cracks In Bottom Of The Kiln
Kiln Temperature Distribution
What Is Your Kiln Trying To Tell You
Pyrometric Cones Q&A
Pyrometric Cone Firing Chart
Common Kiln Firing Faults
What About Kiln Elements
Making Fire Bricks Last
Kiln Furniture
Loading The Kiln
Vegetable Oil Firing
Temperature & Rate Conversion Formula
Kiln Firing Logbook

If you have your own kiln, you will eventually have to do some repairing on the inside.
The kiln is lined with kiln bricks, no, they aren't tough like real bricks, they are soft and very breakable.
If they get bumped while putting a shelf in, that will do some damage or even get bumped with a piece of pottery or ceramic.
You might not notice it right away, but one day a chunk might fall away from the wall.

Pottery Kiln Fire Brick

Does any of the bricks on the inside of your kiln look like this?
Well, if you heed some of the tips below, they will look almost new.
There are quite a few products out there especially for repairing kiln bricks.
It is called kiln patch and can be bought at any pottery or ceramic shop.
Use the kiln patch to glue the broken firebrick back together.

Vacuum off all the dust from the brick that is being repaired.
A quick dip of the soft brick in water helps to allow the kiln patch to flow and coat better.

Pottery Kiln Fire Brick 2

Spread the kiln patch on one side of the break and push the two pieces together.
The bricks even seem stronger where they are patched together than when they were still whole.

Pottery Kiln Fire Brick 3

You can also use it as a filler for chipped bricks.
You can let it thicken to a putty consistency for larger fill areas or mix the kiln patch with ceramic fiber to make a good filler.

The resulting repaired brick is actually stronger where the patch is than in the undamaged areas!
It is really hard to even tell where the brick was repaired and the gouge was filled once it has dried.
It is very important to keep you kiln in good repair and all you firings should turn out ok.
The kiln patch will be damaged if frozen, so be sure and keep it in a heated room.

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Tips - Definitions - Clay Projects - Pottery Gallery - Pottery Tools - Glazes - All About Clay

Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.

Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities.

The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.

With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.

When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.

Store Home

DeerLake Store
Outback-Hat from the Deerlake Store
Stash It, Smash It, Crush It,
Tye Dye It, Fly Tye It, Simplify It,
Buy It, the OutBack Hat.

Pottery Magic HomeContact UsAbout
Pottery FAQTerms of Service ~ Terms of Use and Legal Notice
Privacy Policy and Security StatementCopyright/IP Policy
Copyright 2001 - 2017 All rights reserved. DeerLake Designs LLC