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  1. Mason Stain in base glazes

    I just used 4% praseodymium (spelling!) and 4% tangerine in a base, trying for a creamsicle orange. I should have used less of the yellow. Go with the lower percentages, the stains are strong. Roberta
  2. I had a collaborative project with a friend. I made the trays, she applied the black underglaze and did the sgraffito work. I bisqued the pieces to 04 and sprayed them with clear. All of the pieces came out with a white speckling and slight pitting. I have not noticed this effect on my other work with underglaze and clear. But I do not normally use large expanses of black. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? We would love to do more of this work. Roberta
  3. Upcoming 300th Firing - Kiln Repairs

    Because I live a long way from a kiln parts store, I keep a few parts on hand. Like pretty much everything. I have had to replace a relay twice. Not the same one. But it's pretty clear when you do need to do that. When I change the elements, I change the thermocouples. Like Mea said, they do seem to last longer, but they are not expensive (relatively) and it's easy to do while you have everything apart. Roberta
  4. DSCN6246

    What are you using as a liner glaze on this one??
  5. DSCN5355

    not only is the bowl a shape that begs to be held, your photo is excellent!
  6. DSCN5097

    Beautiful handle! and glaze!
  7. gallery 63346 1153 956385

    beautiful shape, beautiful layering.
  8. Moon Jars

    Joseph, the shape of these jars.....well, it's perfection. I am impressed. I especially like the texture, of the unglazed pots and the glazed pots. Excellent work!
  9. Is Obsidian a satin/matte glaze? Is the PC you are using a satin/matte also? Just wondering. Roberta
  10. Nice Lee! I am impressed. I think how you linked the pdf docs. Great!! Roberta
  11. Can I save this mug?

    what they said. You will make many more pots. As Joseph suggested save it for a pencil holder or vase. Best piece of advice I ever got was "there are no precious pots" You will learn from every single problem that you have in pottery. And Min's suggestion was also spot on for future work! Roberta
  12. I did use plaster of paris (from the hardware store) for my damp boxes. I haven't had problems yet. If I do molds or bats, I will get potters plaster for certain!! Roberta
  13. Making sugar savers question

    That's what I did. They work great. a red/brown cone 6 clay that I fired to 04. I use them all the time. Roberta
  14. How do we call it in English?

    Judith, I watched the video and it was painting on pots. Either UG or cobalt ox. I don't know if it has another name. I did like the potters gestures with his brush. Roberta
  15. ######## Tumbler

    the feet on your mugs are great!!!
  16. Another clear glaze question

    I think I should have made the photo smaller. Sorry
  17. Dipping Bisque into Clear Glaze

    I use a clear that I have mixed. I have never achieved the desired result with brushing or dipping. I spray. That gives me a nice even, consistent application. But my clear has to be thin. To Spray, to brush, to dip. I really think your clear must have been too thick. I was taught to hold a bisque piece under a running faucet and scrub it before glazing. I did not like the results. I switched to a damp sponge wiping down the piece. Then I put the underglaze on. That works better for me. Roberta
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    From the album Roberta's Gallery

    I was trying to post a photo of the blue glaze.....it is on the two small bowls in the corner of the photo. I thought I had it cropped. Apparently not! Anyway, the glaze is out of MC6 and it is light stormy blue. It breaks olive green on the edges and is really sparkly in the sunshine. My new fav! r.
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  20. End Rolls

    I bought a roll last year from Nashville Wraps. A group of us went in on an order and I got free shipping, but I have to say that paper is impossible to tear!! Seems to have a coating of some sort on it. In order to use it I have resorted to pre cutting it. It's a pain but at least I can use it. No local printing here in my burg but I will be on the lookout on my travels and see if I can find a printer! r.
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    Thank you Joseph and Old Lady! Kind words from both of you! Yes, I do a lot of underglaze work. I also have a new to me glaze that I mixed up. I will try to get it posted as well. r
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    From the album Roberta's Gallery

    Summer flowers.
  23. New Forum

    I have to say I really like the gallery! And I was EASILY able to put a photo in there!!! I have always had a few steps before. Roberta
  24. I wrap the rim of the pot in plastic and leave the bottom exposed. Just think a long plastic rolled up snake, that winds around the bowls. Roberta