Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

GLOVES - Pottery.

ca: GUANTS - Ceràmics.

es: GUANTES - Cerámics

Cotton gloves: Plastic gloves are clumsy to use. Use cotton gloves for work when you do not have to put your hand into a liquid. They do not keep your hands dry but prevent the colors, powders, etc., from damaging your skin. Cotton gloves can be tight fitting and washable.

Plastic gloves: Working in ceramics may damage your skin, so it is advisable to wear plastic gloves as much as possible. There are specially made ones for potters, but also ordinary household ones are practical. Unfortunately these haven’t got the extra-long part that covers the arm, so that when you mix a large quantity of liquid, like a glaze-base, it may enter inside the glove. Buy different sizes always in the same color so you do not waste time trying them on.

Plastic finger: Using a broken plastic glove, cut off one finger and use it, on the first finger of your right hand, to clean off the glaze-base from the edges of tiles. Hold three or four pairs of tiles together, stand them up on one side, pull your finger along the edges, taking off all the glaze, turn and clean all the sides in the same way

Kiln gloves: A special type of glove made to resist the heat and are usually made of leather. They can withstand heat for short periods and are used for removing work from a kiln.