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Posted 12 Jun 2013been trying to take pictures to sell my house so don't remember who was looking for something like this. wish someone with lots of photo posting experience could visit me. ANYWAY the recipe is
Mike's clear (no idea who mike is) cone 6, shiny transparent no dangerous ingredients glaze
ball clay (i use C&C for its whiteness).............20
i have tested this with many mason stains at additions of 5% and 10%. my intentions were to find colors that would work with the base glaze. some do, some do not. i used 5% in the beginning but then found that i could test many with 2 1/2% and 5%. if it is going to work, these percentages will show it. my tests are currently with a single base of 100 grams. i then use my ohaus scale and weigh out 10 grams which is about a tablespoon of glaze, add 2 1/2 grams of stain, dip a test tile. another 10 grams with 5% grams of stain, dip a test tile. as you can see, i get a lot of tests from only 100 grams of base. sometimes when test tiles are scarce i have dipped one long side in the 2 1/2% and the other in the 5%. there are now at least 48 of these tests on a string. i was looking for colors that would remain transparent and cover evenly the indented drawings i do with a stylus on slabs. finding that the base glaze works well was the first step. just found the note from the day i called Mason re which stains might work best. if you are looking for pink, the stain called Pink 6001 is best.
i use such a small amount in the recent tests because i hate waste and i am looking for compatability with the base glaze. i can tell immediately which ones i want to test further and which are not worth it. yes, all you really educated experts, i know that if i knew the chemistry i would not need to test this way. i am not interested in becoming educated in another field, life is too short and i have more clay to work with and more ideas than i could do in another lifetime. (and i still have to learn how to post these d$#%^mn photos!)
by the way, while taking one of the photos, i used an old (1991) tile i had made (using the simple 2 ingredient clay so despised by the experts) as a hanging on a plain wall. i stuck it up with some duct tape rolled behind it. took the picture, forgot to remove the tile and in the morning i found that it had fallen to the concrete floor. it was totally undamaged but there was a spot of hardened drywall patch on it where it gouged a spot on the wall near the floor when it bounced. it fell more than 5 feet. try that with YOUR clay no matter how many ingredients are in it!
correction because i just realized that some newbies might think the recipe is only for a pink glaze!
Posted 26 May 2013i am not sure if i remember someone looking for this recently. if so, i have a brand new copy available. contact me.
Posted 22 May 2013i am surprised at how few potters know about a mirror placed so the potter can see the profile of the pot all the time. saves all that twisting around to see the shape. some of the you tube things i watch make me squirm in sympathetic pain.
Posted 21 May 2013my house is too big and i want to move to a place where i can build just what i want and not someone else's house.
i have a large collection of pots made by Coleman, Glick, Makins, Meyer,Bringle, and others. i do not want to sell all of them but where would i start to search out a sale venue for such things? i know about Ebay. would that be the best way?
Posted 13 May 2013can't believe how many used kilns are available today on craigslist, washington dc. you have to enter kiln
in the category for sale then when the next screen comes up with thousands of listings for kiln dried lumber you choose title has image and select. it will show some from as far as annapolis and part of WV.
there are lots of them of all sizes and include even a brand new test kiln. if i can be of help as your "eyes" i will do so.
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