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  1. David F.

    Zinc Oxide

    The Zinc Oxide I just mixed into three glazes is grainy; like sand. It doesn't go through my 80 mesh sieve. Any ideas; what would you do next? Will it soften if left alone?
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    Zinc Oxide

    its been in a zip lock bag in a gallon paint can.
  3. all this rusty talk made me go check the back of my skutt 1027. To my pleasant surprise, it has virtually NO RUST. bought it in 1996 and it lived in Florida 3 blocks off a bay for nearly 10 yrs! It is now in Georgia where summer humidity is crazy high; in an un airconditiioned and unheated (except when in use) metal building. I have not purposefully done anything to keep in such good shape.
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    At the end of a throwing session with clay slab and 6" bats, I use and wood tool to get under the outside edge of the clay disc. Then I turn it into a bowl and I (1) don't have to recycle that clay, (2) have one more item thrown.
  5. what do your dislike more; waiting for a kiln to cool or watching paint dry?

    1. Chilly


      Watching paint dry is better, at least there is something to watch !

    2. Cavy Fire Studios
    3. Rebekah Krieger

      Rebekah Krieger

      kiln is worse!! You can at least see the result with the paint!!

  6. David F.


    I have been using the same 6" round masonite bats for about 17-18yrs. I do a lot of mugs and small bowls, but have thrown a 3lb orb shape on them; thats about my limit on a 6" bat.
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    Wood-Fired Turbo Kiln

    I've thought that it would be great to make one so that the entire top half could be lifted with a pulley system. similar to a huge raku kiln.
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    Wood-Fired Turbo Kiln

    On a side note, but related. Here is some interesting info about traditional wood kilns in the South. http://www.crawfordcountyhistoricalsociety.org/Pages/kiln.html
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    Traditional Pottery From Agost, Spain Youtube

    He did not learn the score and slip for attachments mantra ; so he must not have learned at a universary.
  10. David F.

    Do You Mix Or Buy Ready Made? Poll

    buy clay mix glazes except one soon I will have a dozen more commercially made glazes to experiment with.
  11. My wife just won $150.00 worth of free glazes from amaco! She has been learning to throw for about 2 months, so she wants me to decide what I want. I make my glazes and find the number of choices overwhelming. Anyone have suggestions...I fire to cone 6 ox.
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    Free Glaze

    I'm sending out a list of about 13 or 14 pints. It's not easy to visualize using them. I make functional table ware with a little horse hair thrown in for fun. I'm used to the "plunk and dunk" glaze technique. painting from little jars will be an experience.
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    2014 07 08 18.21.11

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    2014 07 08 17.38.18

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    2014 07 08 17.35.30

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    2014 07 08 18.34.32

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  17. I have a cone 6 glaze that I've been using for a few years. I would like to see what it is like with some oxides added for different colors. Is there a way to convert ; say 4% R.I. dry to be added to part of the few gallons of base I have wet?
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    I'm in the wedge right out of the bag/box group.
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    Tin And Zercopax

    Thanks for the link to the originator, Peter. He says without the tin it didn't break as well as with tin. Thats what make teh glaze.
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    Tin And Zercopax

    I see the Falls Creek Shino recipe used in a recent CAD article uses both zercopax 9.4% and tin oxide 4.7%. I thought these are both opacifiers ...do I need both? I would like to mix up a test batch; but don't have tin ox in hand. How do you think it will turn out if I skip the tin ox?
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    Wet Vs Dry Measurement

    I guess I'll mix a test batch as I don't know how much dry weight is left in the bucket now. Mark; I can't believe you don't have a formula for "8 inches left in a five gallon bucket=..."
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    Tin And Zercopax

    I'm not that concerned about the cost of the tin, all though cheeper is good. I really wanted to simplify the number of ingredients I have to stock. I have about 10 glazes that I think are ok, but i'm not thrilled with any of them. Here's the recipe....and a link to the before mentioned article https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fceramicartsdaily.org%2Fceramic-glaze-recipes%2Fmid-range-glaze-recipes%2Frecoloring-a-classic-trying-new-colorants-in-a-classic-pottery-glaze-recipe-can-lead-to-some-great-results%2F&ei=HEXzU5wPwv3JBJCbgYgM&usg=AFQjCNEZNT3qjexGXdziCkSuqu6jOExqtw&sig2=yEKovpVkiYo6de684dAiZg FALLS CREEK SHINO (CONE6) GB 18.7% Lith Carb. 6.5% Soda Feld 9.4% Alberta Slip 56.1% Silica 9.3% Zircopax 9.4% Tin Ox 4.7%
  23. I think I will add to my business cards... "Artisanal craftsman art worker potter crafter"

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