Fixing Teapot's Spout

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Re: Fixing Teapot's Spout

Postby paul haigh » Feb 12th, '13, 09:19

The silver clay shrinks during firing, I believe, so you could not simply mold it in place.

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Re: Fixing Teapot's Spout

Postby paul haigh » Feb 12th, '13, 09:21

You could try a DIY kintsugi kit: http://ifixit.org/1577/kintsugi-better-than-new/

Tell us how it works. If you need spouts to adhere, I have old pots that might work. You would need some Dremel tool skills

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Re: Fixing Teapot's Spout

Postby Maitre_Tea » Feb 12th, '13, 11:00

yeah...these suggestions sound great but sound so complicated that the pot will probably suffer too much damage. I'm going to take MarshalN's cue and just let it be.

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Re: Fixing Teapot's Spout

Postby paul haigh » Feb 12th, '13, 11:08

Well, I'll need another guinea pig then... :lol:

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Re: Fixing Teapot's Spout

Postby JBaymore » Feb 12th, '13, 12:06

Here's a kit using actual urushi and gold powder........ not sure about the other previous one. Note that using urushi is a serious case of "poison ivy" waiting to happen :wink: .

http://www.mejiro-japan.com/product/kintsugi-diy-set

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Re: Fixing Teapot's Spout

Postby tingjunkie » Feb 12th, '13, 17:35

gasninja wrote:I am thinking about giving the silver clay a shot.
I have an older shui ping with a broken spout ,a torch and a kiln.
I'll post pics when I give it a shot.


Please do! I'd imagine a kiln is the safer route to go. A blowtorch on Yixing may not end up so well! Then again, you could always mold the clay, make sure it's a bit loose to account for the shrinkage, and then fire it separately. Looking forward to hearing your experience. :D

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Re: Fixing Teapot's Spout

Postby JBaymore » Feb 12th, '13, 17:39

The silver and gold prescious metal clay shrink a LOT. The standard version shrinks 30%. The fancy new one (expensive) shrinks about 15%.

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