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Posted 28 Apr 2013I have been testing this glaze, and I like the surface-kind of a bright Celadon without the colourants. I want to prevent it from running as it does now. I know that I need to up the clay content, but by what percentage? How much kaolin can I add without changing the character/shininess of the glaze?
Here's the recipe
Cone 10 reduction
Potash feldspar 33
Albany slip 13
Bone Ash 3.5
Red Iron ox. 3
Cobalt carb. 1.5
Posted 12 Apr 2013I have about 10 Mother's Day mugs I made with kids. I got them to decorate with coloured slips while leather hard. Now I am looking for a shiny cone 06 clear that will work with reds and purples. This is not my temperature, other than using commercial glazes. I just want to dip these and fire them in my bisque kiln.
Posted 12 Apr 2013Got a call on my machine on Thursday. I picked up the message this morning. The "dear John letter said", Tom we are going in a different direction .We won't need your order after all. The order was for 83 mugs @ $i5.00 each. Total..$1245.00. I did not take a deposit. She was a friend of mine. Mugs are made and bisqued, ready to be glazed. Now what? Go for a beer?
Have you had any similiar letdowns. I think they might have gone to the Dollar Store. These were going to be gifts for speakers at a conference.
Posted 17 Mar 2013I have a cabin on a lake. Sometimes I go there in the winter to check on it and do some snowshoeing. One year, I came into the cabin and set a plastic basin on top of my electric stove. I then went to turn the main power on.When I got back to the kitchen, the basin had liquified and was dripping into the burners. The stove elements had been on! Power had not been on.Some of the knobs were loose, and were painted with nail polish to tell where the "on" button was. Anyway, the electric stove was wrecked.
I mentioned it to my buddy Albert who lives out there. He said he had a stove that he was not using. He would trade it to me for a large bowl!So we did the deal, and the stove has worked great for at least 10 years.
So, my trade was a stoneware bowl for an electric stove. Have you got a good one?
Posted 25 Feb 2013We started on the "Art is Work' blog. Really, we should be on the teaching is work blog. How is teaching in your area? What is good, what is bad? How can you make your life easier?
Could be high school, elementary, hobby classes, whether you teach it or take the class. This is your chance to vent.
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