I like reading this thread, I have a couple of repairs that I may try one day when I am brave enough. As one is a lid, and the other some ornamental embellishments - I probably don't need the ultimate in heat bond - but definitely want a clear and precise finish. However that is another project for another day.
What got me musing about adhesives today was pondering a tea strainer which is a little more ornate than the simple metal strainers that the shops give away.
I currently only have one, which is part of a Goldfish Gaibei set
Considering our large and growing teaware artisan section, and the willingness of many to experiment and make custom orders . . . . . I was wondering what sort of adhesive is used when the mesh strainer is placed in a clay holder ?