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Want to add names/dates only and bake in oven- will this cause the tiny surface cracks to enlarge and/or break this plate?
q my question was not completely resolved tiny cracks on surface
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  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 11, 2017
    Unknown... if it will break the plate... have you taken it to a ceramics shop and had them look at the cracks? They might be able to tell you if it will break if heated. They may also have a product that will allow you to add the new names without baking.
    IF you try baking it in the oven... I would put it in a COLD oven, bring up to temperature, bake for the minimum time required and let it cool in the oven without moving it.

    • Sue29474055 Sue29474055 on Dec 11, 2017
      Thanks for the answer - I had not thought about taking it to a ceramic shop. Thanks again and have a great day!

  • William William on Dec 11, 2017
    Any piece which contains even a microscopic crack will eventually crack under temperature changes, because the stress in the material is concentrated at the end of the crack. It isn't necessary to have a large thermal shock for this happen.

  • Sue Lamberson Sue Lamberson on Dec 11, 2017
    have your tied a fine tip Sharpie? that wouldn't require heating

  • TAMMY SPALSBURY TAMMY SPALSBURY on Dec 11, 2017
    There are special paint markers you can buy at Michaels craft store. you will be able to write what ever you want on the plate no baking require. Just have to work quickly and when your finished, let the paint dry according to direction. There usually oil based paint markers. Hope this helps. 😁