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Posted 24 May 2013Anything but the wrong cone. I am using pyrometric cones. The kiln is new and has a tendency to overfire. The cones were showing ^5+
So, it has nothing to do with the elevation? (A little less oxygen in the air, different barometric pressure)
Posted 23 May 2013Are you mixing well , the glazes settle , And need a stirring and even scraping bottom with back of wooded spoon, once mixed well we've thinned with water. I'm pleased,with series you also have to take into account different clay bodies.
I will check on that too.
Would it make a difference that I use a downdraft vent, so I have all my peep-wholes and the lids closed tight?
Besides, I live at a high elevation (3800 feet)
Posted 23 May 2013And this is how my Antique Jasper looks:
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Must've been the application problem, although I did put 3 coats. Will reapply and re-fire.
Posted 23 May 2013From the manufacturer.
Thanks Heidi! That's very helpful.
OK. I read it too. Before that, we were only adding beer to the clay. Now we put salt in it too?! What is next?
Posted 23 May 2013Mixer blades work great, and they're faster than shakers. Mixers also do a better job, because they break up clumps with the shearing action of the blades. Shakers are not good for clumps. Mixers also scrape the bottom of the bucket to get all the settled stuff into the mix. They use shakers for paint because it allows them to mix with the can closed, so it's much cleaner. Imagine having to wash paint off a mixer every time you mixed a gallon...
OK, thank you for the answer. Just seems like the mixer is pulling some glaze off the can every time I use it, but what you said makes sense.
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