Slumping a Painted Bottle
- April 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm #9775EclecticTreasuresParticipant
My daughter donated a German Riesling bottle to my “bottles for slumping” collection. It’s a white bottle with green glass at the mouth (under where the screw cap was). At first I thought it was a green bottle covered with white plastic, but it had clear plastic labels attached to the front and back that I was able to peel off.
Now I’m thinking that the bottle is actually painted white. I have successfully slumped a number of bottles with painted labels or other writing on them, but I have not slumped a bottle that was entirely covered in paint. Does anyone have any experience with one of these bottles –or one like it?
I’m a little nervous about just trying it without more information. Could it be dangerous (toxic) or do damage to my kiln?
Thanks for any feedback!
BarbApril 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm #12511kpearmanParticipant
Hey Barb. I had a bad experience with a pink and blue bottle that was coated or painted to give it the color. The give away is when the bottle changes color where the cap srews on if it is a different color or clear. The color completely burned off in the kiln and left a nasty smell as well. Just not worth it. I have not seen a white one before but I probably would not try it.
High rivers and clear skiesApril 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm #12512EclecticTreasuresParticipant
Yes Keith – I agree with you. I think it’s not worth it. I have enough bottles waiting to be slumped; there’s no point in doing something that might be hazardous. Thanks for sharing your experience!
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