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Posted 18 Mar 2013Same as others, I buy small quantities, find what I like, then buy larger quantity of those. Aamaco has some sample boxes where you get a smaller amount of say. 6 colors to try and it's cheaper. It pays to shop around, sometimes various companies run specials. Sometimes if you buy a certain amount you get percentage off and free shipping. In that case I put the word out and some of us do a combined order.
My absolute favorite glazes are the coyote. They are highly variable depending on the clay, firing, etc., and some run a lot. But with some trial..and error..I have come up with some beautiful pieces.
Posted 18 Mar 2013Oh, and don't throw those unsatisfactory pieces away...use them to test glazes or some technique you haven't tried.
Posted 18 Mar 2013I would just avoid using handle pulling as a demo for certain ages of boys...other than that, enjoy!
Posted 27 Feb 2013Will the bisque pieces also then go into the high fire, or will some only go to bisque and some to high fire? Assuming they all go to cone 6 eventually, they should look the same whether they were bisque fired first or not. If they need to stack, it's best to fire them stacked together so they still fit together after firing. Wax the joints with some was that has alumina hydrate in it to keep them from sticking. Depending on the kiln, the cone 6 firing may be faster at the beginning, and could cause them to blow up if they weren't bisque fired first. At cone 6 that clay will be well vitrified, so you shouldn't need to seal it any further.
Sorry I did not make that clear. All pieces were meant to be bisque fired first, then high fired. I think I will try harder to get the 2 pieces I have at home to the studio so they can get in with the bisque fire too. (It's a long drive). I would hate for them to blow up as they were a lot of work...not to mention ruining other students' work. Or I could try harder and work faster to get my own kiln up and running!
Thank you all for your thoughts and taking the time to write.
Posted 18 Feb 2013[quote name='bciskepottery' date='17 February 2013 - 07:45 PM' timestamp='1361148309' post='29505']
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