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About Iforgot

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  • Birthday July 25

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    Colorado
  • Interests
    Pit firing, Majolica, Raku, anything with "Pyro" as the prefix.
  1. Okay, I have 2 good gray recipes at my studio, next time im by there ill write down the recipes and post them.
  2. Oxide Wash

    Sean, My favorite oxide wash is a Rutile wash, just mix 50% rutile, 48% gerstley borate, and 2% bentonite. Mix with water until about skim milk consistency. This provides a warm yellow on majolica, a great brown at midfire, and a really cool textured orange under celadon at ^11. Darrel P.s. Bienvenue! Je suis content que vous utilisez cette grande ressource pour vos questions et préoccupations!
  3. Glaze Help Needed!

    You could also try adding CMC gum solution, a commercial suspension agent, or glycerin a tablespoon at a time. Darrel
  4. I have a few recipes, if you want them, however adding a black stain to a white matte is the easiest solution. Darrel
  5. sold to his first gallery

  6. Hey Potters, I need a grey or lavender celadon glaze for cone 6 oxidation that is compatible with a white stoneware body rather than a porcelain. Thank you so much! Darrel
  7. "Stuff"

    Im collecting cow dung ash and dirt from various places. I figure that I can make an ash glaze and a slip. Darrel
  8. "Stuff"

    road kill bags................OK, you have the lead so far. By-the-way. if anyone want tumbleweed ash. I'm taking orders for this year's crop. Harvesting starts around October and really never ends. Jed Totally, who doesn't need tumbleweed ash. E-mail with order information, or I can email you. You can reach me at darrelspottery@gmail.com. Darrel
  9. Glaze ?

    Yes, 20 grams of frit 3249
  10. Glaze ?

    This recipe is a ripe cantaloupe color. EPK14.00g Silica26.00g Wollastonite14.50g F-4 Feldspar24.00g Frit 324920.00g Add 5% of Mason stain 6121 Good Luck! Darrel
  11. glaze

    Well, in that case, if a glaze recipe dose not contain lead, cadmium, barium, manganese, or any other harmful material then is having leach testing for lead, cadmium, and the like pointless? Darrel
  12. Kiln issue

    Darrel, A few questions that might help us figure out whats going on with your kiln: What brand kiln is it? What is the model #? What phase and voltage is it? (check the mfg tag) Its odd for a cone to break in the sitter, are you sure you have it in correctly? Answer these questions, and I can give you some more specific information on how to test the elements, providing you have a multimeter (if you dont, go get one--it'll cost you 15.00 for a cheapie digital one that can read resistance and you will find it indispensable.) My kiln is a Duncan DK716-2 and it is a 240v single phase. I currently do not have a multimeter however I will get one in the next couple of days. Thank you so much for your help! Darrel Also, yes I am putting the cone in the sitter correctly, the sitter works perfectly for bisque firings, just not for ^5.
  13. Kiln issue

    Darrel, A few questions that might help us figure out whats going on with your kiln: What brand kiln is it? What is the model #? What phase and voltage is it? (check the mfg tag) Its odd for a cone to break in the sitter, are you sure you have it in correctly? Answer these questions, and I can give you some more specific information on how to test the elements, providing you have a multimeter (if you dont, go get one--it'll cost you 15.00 for a cheapie digital one that can read resistance and you will find it indispensable.) My kiln is a Duncan DK716-2 and it is a 240v single phase. I currently do not have a multimeter however I will get one in the next couple of days. Thank you so much for your help! Darrel
  14. Hello Potters, I am having a bit of an issue. I got an electric kiln for my home studio fairly recently, and because I don't make a huge amount of work from my home studio I have only glaze fired a few times. Well, the max temperature for my kiln is cone 6 and I fire all of my work to cone 5 and the big issue is that every glaze firing I do takes between 14 and 16 hours. First of all, this is a lot of electricity, and secondly, when unloading all of these firings I have noticed that not one of the cones on the cone pack have bended at all, and the cone in the sitter isn't bent, it's broken. No to mention that none of these firings have been successful, glazes are under developed, spots in clay bodies aren't showing up, and gloss glazes are turning out matte. So, is there any way that I could possibly make some change to my kiln that would make it's max temp be like cone 8 or 10? Then perhaps if it could fire hotter, it could fire to cone 5 with more ease. Thank you! Darrel
  15. B- mix 5 chips easily

    What brand B-mix are you using? Darrel
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