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Posted 24 May 2013That is one sanitized area .I knew teaching was a clean but I never thought is was that clean.
Posted 24 May 2013So Mark, the "nubbin" is to prevent against "sagging",due to the large open space, of a plate's foot ring?
Yes -porcelain can move at cone 10/11 a bit and this keeps them from touching down. Just something I have done for 40 years with plates and other forms-its something my work is known for besides super bright/colored glazes ans reasonable prices.
Posted 24 May 2013Thank you for that explanation. 1973! I am 51, so if I live to 91, maybe I will know half as much! I regret so much that it took me so many years to find this.
Have no regrets Nancy you have many years to work with clay ahead. I just found it when I was 18-dumb luck now at 60 I know less every day.
That dinnerware was made when I was in collage-I fired it at home as I had my own kiln while in school. I have been making plates a long time now-I used to make them paper thin but my customers called them potato chips and they broke to easy so since the middle 80s I have made them thicker to stand up to daily use. Supoer thin pots seem to be what you quest toward till you learn they are not very functional-This may take years to get to and some never get it.
Posted 24 May 2013(So, it has nothing to do with the elevation? (A little less oxygen in the air, different barometric pressure)
This is a red herrring-
Nothing to do with that-application and firing schedules and temps and clay bodies-thats where to look.
Electric firing should be the same in Reno as down here by the sea-only thing is we have trees all around.
Posted 24 May 2013I call the small area in middle of foot a nubbin as it protrudes almost to the level of the foot and if the plate slumps during firing it stops moving as this raised spot hits the shelf and keeps the glaze are off shelf. The foot and the nubbin are waxed before glazing. Heres a fired plate with nubbin on some salad plates(one porcelain one stoneware) along with an older stoneware dinner plate from my set from 1973-back then I made my nubbins smaller.I sign the nubbin as its unglazed.
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