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Posted 17 Jun 2013Here is what you do;
1.Pour off the surface water into a clean container. You will be returning it to the glaze later.
2. Get you pear corer [large trimming tool] Loosen up all the glaze.
3.You may even have to pour it out onto a canvas.
4. Pour the water back in.
5.Gradually add the glaze, using a drill with a paint stirrer.
6.Once you have all the glaze back in, add enough water to make the glaze the consistency of cream.
7.Sieve through an 80 mesh sieve into a clean pail.
8.Wash original pail. Then sieve glaze back through a 100 mesh sieve.
9. You do not need Epsom salts. The reason glazes go rock hard immediately, is because they do not have enough clay in them. Friitted glazes are the worst for this. I always add 3% Bentonite to my glazes. Also makes the unfired surface of the glaze tough.
Posted 17 Jun 2013Benzine;
Do you keep track of the hours or does admin.
Our 200 days include 10 inservice days.[exams and grad are in there too.
Posted 17 Jun 2013Clayppl;
I am thinking that you might have made an uneven application of vinegar. If you worked on one side only, or more on one side than the other, the clay slab would warp towards you.I tend to go easy with the vinegar, using it only to repair hairline cracks.
I think you are right
Ain't ceramics wonderful?
Posted 17 Jun 2013Timbo;
Can you send us some shots of the kiln,please. Your surfaces look great.I like the slab pot with the wads stuck to the side. Congratulations.
Posted 17 Jun 2013Benzine, Pres,etc;
The deal here is that we must teach 200 days of school. Doesn't matter when you start, as long as you get that time in. As I mentioned before, education is a provincial mandate, so, each province is different. For a couple of years, we started the last week in August on a Wednesday. Half the kids were gone as parents were still on holiday. A new premier was elected. He changed this right away, moving the start date back to after Labour Day-the first Monday in September. Much cheering and adulation. He served three terms as our premier. He is now the Canadian ambassador to the U.S. His name is Gary Doer. I think our prime minister appointed him so that he would not have to run against him.
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