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Posted 18 Apr 2013The kiln wash worked...or at least the dish did not warp. I'll post a photo.
I appreciate all the suggestions. I've had a problem in the past with the feet of a dish pushing up just enough to show through after firing, so I thought putting this one on something would do the same thing. Perhaps my earlier pieces were just too thin. This one is certainly thicker.
Now to see if the glaze ruins it!
(enlalrge the photo to see the pattern, from an old doily and a nylon lemon bag.)
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Posted 17 Apr 2013I've never used kiln shelf paper, but now I know what it is. 3 questions:
Do you make wads of it because using it flat would still not allow a dish to slide on it?
With wads, isn't there a chance that the bottom will sag where it is not supported?
And finally, are the wads re-useable?
After calling Amaco, I used kiln shelf wash dry under the big dish.
I bought "play sand" very cheaply at a building and garden supply store, but not knowing if it was really silica sand and seeing that it was wet, I decided to try the kiln wash first. I'll report tomorrow how well it worked.
Posted 7 Apr 2013Thanks for the kind words, Wyndham, but parts of the bowl are really rough...it is not acceptable as it is. I think it looks better in the photo than it is! My major question, though, is how to make the glaze useable again. It's not like the yoghurt consistency that some brushing glazes are. This one now cannot possibly be brushed on...it is too stiff.
Posted 5 Mar 2013Ah! Well, mine is much taller so it doesn't look like a yo-yo, but I see that his does.
Thanks, Patti, for your link...another way to do it!
I wonder if anyone noticed that I said I'd chattered the pot, which means that it was already leather hard and then some! I didn't think about that until I started to push in to form the flange. Of course it was way to stiff to work right, and I ended up having to pretty much hand carve the thing! At least it didn't completely ruin the chattering, but it is an experiment I won't repeat on a leather hard pot!
Posted 5 Mar 2013THANK YOU!! Exactly! I'll now go down (cellar studio) and do it! I've made a tall spherical form and chattered it so I need to cut the top with one line around rather than up and down. If it works I'll post a photo!
ps do you know why he calls it a yo-yo jar??
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