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Leecat52

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  1. Standard 266

    I enjoy using Standard 266 as well! Had to change my Bisque speed to slow(Skutt digital) to allow out gassing which had created bloats in previous pieces in the glaze firing. After that change, there seems to be no problem with bloating. Here is one of my pieces and one of the glazes I use. Yunomi & Bowl-Opulence White gloss I have also used: -Standard 1194-Bright Red Gloss -Opulence Antique Iron Trying to upload these images as well. ;(. But can't at the moment. I will try again.
  2. !! I found the photo button ! Hope this works!!
  3. ObvaraBigcracks copy

    Beautiful!!
  4. I have used this method several times to good success! I do use a hair dryer to dry the sodium silicate on the cylinder before using my fingers to shape. I also have put iron oxide (on the 04bisque) in the textured cracks and wiped off before dipping in cone 6 glaze, sometimes waxing the texture sometimes letting the glaze cover then wiping off , letting the glaze also fill in the texture. I have also textured over the cracks with a texture wheel. I really have fun with this method and get beautiful results each time. I would like to post pictures but I don't see the button!
  5. This is my hometown! I'll be staying in with my dad. I am attending as well! It will be my first conference! I am excited! The hotels listed above are very accessible to the studio and are in a very good location. Lots of restaurants & sights to see!! There are also hotels closer to the airport which are still very accessible to the studio! Nashville isn't a huge city! Looking forward to meeting everyone and making new potter friends!
  6. Glaze too dull

    I too think the glaze on the 112 was too thin. It was as if the glaze wouldn't absorb as well on those pieces. Thank you for responding! I appreciate the expertise of everyone!
  7. Glaze too dull

    Thank you all for the excellent advice and compliments of my pieces. I will refire a couple of pieces using the microwave heating and definitely will do test tiles in the future!! Thank ou all again for everything! And yes, I am going to enjoy my kiln and my adventures in clay:)!
  8. Glaze too dull

    Gee, they look great to me. Any time you get a red to turn out well, bravo. You may check your kiln for different spots where these glazes are better, sometimes that happens. Try some test tiles, set them in different kiln spots on different levels see if that tells you anything. At the same time do the test tiles with different thicknesses of glaze. Overall though I think these look fine. Thank you, Pres. I will do different level test tiles to check my kiln as well as multiple thicknesses of glaze! Of course, test tiles are the way to go!!
  9. Glaze too dull

    Gee, they look great to me. Any time you get a red to turn out well, bravo. You may check your kiln for different spots where these glazes are better, sometimes that happens. Try some test tiles, set them in different kiln spots on different levels see if that tells you anything. At the same time do the test tiles with different thicknesses of glaze. Overall though I think these look
  10. Glaze too dull

    Thank you, Bob. Maybe my kiln is firing differently from my teacher's.
  11. Glaze too dull

    Thank you, Diane! I will take your advice! My expectations on the color being more red and glossy have clouded my ability to see the pieces for what they are:)!! I will refire one piece and see what happens! Thank you for the response!!
  12. Glaze too dull

    Thank you, Benzine, for your quick response and acknowledgment of my pieces! The red is supposed to be a very deep bright red, at least it is when fired in my teacher's kiln, same clay bodies, glaze, temps, one dip, etc. I replicated those steps in my glazing however I am also thinking the glaze was too thin or I did not allow enough time in glaze dip. I am avoiding your question on glaze tiles;(! The answer is no, I was too excited to do my first glaze fire! 😱Point taken, lesson learned:)! 😄😄 I will refire them along with test tiles of my other glazes😄😄! Thanks again!!
  13. Glaze too dull

    Hi! Opened my first glaze firing from my Skutt Automatic 1018. Used the Cone 6 program. 2232^ Medium speed, no hold^ vented. At completion, kiln read, 2237^. However when I removed my pieces, the reds were dull? As were some of the other colors( aquamarine, celedon) except not as bad. Used Standard #1194- bright red gloss, dipped one time. Hints to problem? I have attached some pictures of the reds. Can I refire them? If so, what is the best procedure? Kiln? Glaze not mixed well? Too thin? I used highwater's Little Loafer's clay( white stoneware) and Standard 112 ( brown with specks). Both are Mid range clays.
  14. I use fondant molds to form different shaped feet for some of my hand built trays. I also use stamping stencils, metal jewelry, ribbons, lace to create textures & patterns on my thrown or handbuilt pieces. ! Just lots of fun! I usual pick up most of my "tools" from yard sales, goodwill etc!
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