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Posted 24 Feb 2013Hello CAD forum folks!
I don't think I've seen this topic before and had no results on a search. I am making a japanese lantern textured to look like stone. It consists of 5 separate unglazed parts made of standard 112 which will just be set on top of each other for the final piece. I am in a small class at a community art center and there will be only one bisque(cone 04) and one final firing (cone 6). Due to logistics, it looks like I might have to fire some of it in bisque and some of it only once in the final fire. So here are my questions:
1.Might the parts that have been fired differently look different?
2. since there will be no glaze applied, I think the once firing on a glaze schedule will be ok with respect to the impurities burning out, etc. Am I correct?
3. I want a matte finish. The piece will be outside. Should I leave it bare, or find some type of sealant to protect it that won't impart a sheen?
Oops, sorry. I think I should have posted this in the other section.
Posted 8 Jan 2013Hi everyone. This is partly to share my excitement over receipt of my new L&L easy fire kiln!! I also ordered the wheeled kiln stand that Paragon puts out, but after poring over the huge manual that comes with the kiln, I have to wonder whether moving the kiln around is such a great idea. The kiln will be in the garage on a cement floor. I envision just moving the kiln a few inches toward the wall when not in use. How critical is it that the kiln be absolutely level? Do I need to check it every time I move it? Would it be better if I didn't move it at all? Any and all thoughts would be appreciated. This is my first kiln, so maybe I'm being paranoid.
Posted 3 Sep 2012I use Standard clay bodies and the coyote glaze I particularly like, Gun Metal Green, doesn't work on the 112 brown clay (c 4 - 6) I have been using. Does anyone out there have experience with Standard and which of their products work well with Coyote glazes?
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