Small cracks in surface - can i add more birthdays without breaking!

q small cracks in surface can i add more birthdays without breaking
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  • Ken Ken on Dec 11, 2017
    This appears to be glazed pottery, no? How are you "adding birthdays" to it?

    Regardless of your answers, pottery pretty much breaks or it does not when you introduce a stress. There is really no way to tell how it will react. If this is a family heirloom and you are mechanically marking it or re-firing, you have to decide whether it is worth taking the chance, especially since cracks are starting to show. Anyone here who answers otherwise is just guessing.

  • Joanne C. Wanciak Joanne C. Wanciak on Dec 11, 2017
    i thought for a second you were describing me. Lol

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 11, 2017
    If its crazing, which is a glaze defect- Im not certain you can prevent further damage with use. Can you find a perfectly clear plate to put over this one as an invisible protective sleeve? That way the glazing cracks will not collect or be exposed to food or water.