Hi, all. I am a newbie.
For one of my first assigned projects, I made an 8X11 plate (bottom layer 3 colors opal glass; top layer 2 colors trans glass plus clear) which was fired for me in the studio I was working in.
After firing, some areas of devit were observable as well as a tiny bubble that reached the surface in the center of the plate and popped, leaving a hole a bit smaller than a pinhead. The plate was subsequently sandblasted to remove the devit areas and with hopes that the hole would be healed and then was refired to slump. The plate came out without devit and with a beautiful satin finish but the hole was still present. I would love some advice on what can be done to fill or cover the hole.
Next question: after making the plate, I realized that one of the colors on the top layer of the plate was lead bearing. Does that mean that I cannot use the plate with food? Is it possible to lay a third layer of tekta glass over an already slumped plate to cap it? If that is possible to do, it may solve my hole problem as well.
I would appreciate any ideas people can share with me to address these two issues. Thanks.