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Posted 21 May 2013Brushing rutile wash decoration on the surface of leather hard porcelain pots is the best.
Posted 21 May 2013Look up a potter named Sumi Von Dassow, she is one of the most brilliant potters in the country and she knows almost everything there is to know about pit firing. She has a book and DVD available on ceramic arts daily.
Posted 17 May 2013How about injecting Argon through the ramping and then turning it down during transition and hold time? Would that help in carbon trapping or allow reduction as some oxygen returns to the kiln. Some of the carbon would be burned to act with other reducing agents?
I'd think that loss of carbon, especially on or close to the surface, is a realtively quick process.So as long as you have oxygen around and the tempearture is sufficient, decarburization is almost inevitable. Naturally, if you shorten exposure time to oxygen, you may, potentially, keep more carbon deep inside, but will you achieve your goal then?
How about this... Place a piece inside of a saggar. horse hair or other combustables on the pottery. Low fire it in an Argon environment. Continue the Argon until about 600 degree on the cooling cycle, then stop the Argon. The result, horse hair pottery in an electric kiln?? OK, Ok I realize my dream is fading fast. WHy would anyone go to that much effort when the original method of horse hair pottery works so well?
If you really want to do horse hair in an electric kiln, place pots on top shelf, heat to cone 019 remove with tongs and place on firebrick. Then drape the hair on the pots. The whole process takes about 4 hours including cooling.
Posted 17 May 2013I was a show recently and a potter had printed out her "logo" (a beautiful landscape photograph) on cardstock and cut it into large tag sized pieces and wrote the price on the back, punched a hole in it, and tied it to the pot with a kind of jewelry wire that likes like that really bendy green garden wire, just silver, and because it was sturdier than string she could tie her tags to the smallest little curve in a pot, otherwise, if the piece had no neck or place to tie it she would tape it to the foot. I have rice paper tags that I tie on with string or place inside the pots.
Posted 16 May 2013I would recommend Snowy Plum by Coyote.
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