Saturday, September 10, 2011

Helpful Tip - Removing Glue from Glazed Pottery

I purchased some new Haeger vases and when I got them home discovered the glue was so thick on the price tag I could not remove it with dish soap. Mayonnaise worked for me. I knew a few remedies like nail polish remover but of course did not want to damage the glaze with something so strong. I put the mayo on it then I used a toothbrush to work it into the glue. Let it sit for around 45 minutes. Go back to it, clean off with a dish sponge, one didn't come off completely so I did it again. Now it is almost perfect, might need another treatment if my son cannot rub it out.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Haeger Pottery - East Dundee Illinois

In 1871 the year of the Chicago fire immigrant David H. Haeger founded the Dundee Brickyard. Over the next 140 years this small town brick maker became America’s oldest and largest producer of pottery in the world.

Today the Great Granddaughter of David Haeger is the fourth generation to lead Haeger Industries. Haeger is certified a "Woman’s Business Enterprise".