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  1. cf66

    Critter Spray Gun And Air Compressor

    Thank you, Mark!
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    Critter Spray Gun And Air Compressor

    Hi Mark, Since my dipping technique really sucks, I want to start spraying my glazes (never tried it) and I'm really disoriented as to what compressor to get. I've read every thread about it here and yours interested me because I can't have a noisy compressor and it sounds like yours is the ticket - nice and quiet. The only thing I wonder about is the CFM/psi specs. That Senco 993808 you recommend, is it powerful enough to spray pieces the size of a bathroom sink nice and evenly, say? (the end result should look like dipping). I gather I need to use a HVLP spray gun for that (as opposed to an airbrush? If that's the case, I'm buying it NOW!! Please let me know when you get a chance (the sooner the SO much better!! ) Thanks so much!
  3. Hi all, I'm just in love with this look and wonder how it's achieved: with underglaze over a white glaze? dipping a powdered (undiluted) mason stain over the wet white glaze? with drops of water on underglaze applied over wet white glaze? a cobalt oxide wash? Anyone?? Thanks!
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    Slip And Crochet

    This is what I've been wanting to try for EVER!! Thanks so much for posting your experience and results. I've had a gallon of Laguna Porcelain Slip sitting in my studio for a few years now (three? maybe even four?) and I'd like to know if I can still use it, and if so, whether I need to do anything to it (like add deflocculant, or whatever). What I also want to do is coat some sheets of fiberglass mat ( http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-8-sq-ft-Fiberglass-Mat-20129/202077814?keyword=fiberglass+mat) that I will be forming with, instead of the cotton yarn. I'm all ears to any words of wisdom. Thanks in advance!
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    Fusing Glass With Clay

    Hi all, Does anyone know if it would be at all possible to fill into cracks with glass? Think Kintsugi,, sort of... I would like to try filling into tension cracks in some "failed" cone 6 pieces with glass. Anybody?
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    repairing grenware?

    I was afraid that would be the answer... Well, I did it. Let's see how it fires when it does! Thank you guys so much for all the suggestions!
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    repairing grenware?

    Thank you! And by the way, I'm actually having the exact same problem as Chris above: crack at a joint (and probably even for the same reason!). I'm posting a picture to better illustrate it. The thickness of the wall and bottom is 1/2". I'm not too clear on how to go about applying the mixture to it, since it's not a case of joining two separate pieces. How much to moisten and how, with an eyedropper right over the crack, for instance? And then push the mixture into the crack? I don't want to make it worse... it would be great to salvage this piece.
  8. Hi Steve, Would you be so kind to share a successful firing schedule for your saturation gold glaze? I will be using it on stoneware (Laguna B-Mix 5). And I will first dip it into a glossy white, is that what you would suggest before brushing the saturation gold on? Thanks so much.
  9. Thanks, guys! This formula is called "gold pigment" (it's supposed to be used as a glaze but technically speaking it's considered a pigment) and I want the most metallic gold look possible. If you have any recipes that would do this, I'm all ears!! I would love to get a successful firing schedule for it... anybody has any idea? It's for cone 5.
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    repairing grenware?

    Marcia, you're saying to just add toilet paper to the spooze recipe from TJR?
  11. Hi all, I want to try a formula for a ^5 gold glaze (it says 1230-1260 C, I suppose that's still ^5 ?) called "Gold Pigment" out of an old Ceramic Review issue, and I'm not sure what are the US equivalents to the UK materials the formula calls for. The entire formula is: Manganese dioxide 43 Copper oxide 5 Cobalt oxide 5 Red clay 57 Ball clay 4 Quartz 5 So what red clay? Redart? Which of all the different ball clays we have in the US?? If I use Silica 325 is it the same as the quartz this formula has? Is flint also the same as quartz? Also, another formula, a ^4-7 bronze, calls for china clay. Is it the same as kaolin? And to continue giving away that I know NOTHING of glaze formulation: how come this formula when added up is over 100? Thank you in advance for any wisdom you can send this way.
  12. Hi Steve, I used Saturation Gold on a couple pieces made with Laguna's Cone 5 B-Mix With Sand and although still beautiful, it came out all blistered. I used the "slow glaze" program on my L&L Easy Fire kiln with a 3 hr "preheat", as it calls it, for a total of 12 something hours to fire at cone 5. Both pieces shown in the pictures are made with the same clay body. I now see from your post that I shouldn't have done that 3-hr soak After reading everywhere how it needs it to be applied as a thick bunch of coats, I brushed a crapload of coats on them... Is there anything you can suggest to get a smoother result without the blisters? Thank you!
  13. Thanks, Mark. It's actually cone 5 and it's with grog, which I thought would make it less susceptible to warping (on the Laguna site it's described as "more forgiving"), but regardless, both WSO and Big White are for cone 10 only which I don't do.
  14. oyyyyy... you're so right, I need to lay it on something that lets it contract while drying!! Problem is, it's still pretty damn wet and it's so heavy, I honestly can't think how to move it onto newspapers Any ideas? And thank you so much!
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