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  1. Homemade Underglaze Trouble

    I have one, commmercial which requires a bit more oomph to smooth it, a blue and to that I add a little of my glaze.
  2. PQotW: Week 30

    1. 4 2: 4 3: 1 4: 3 but I know them as salt pigs:-00 Have the book, down the shed, maybe I'll get there today. Double cataract op no dust allowed for a while.
  3. wow,master fixer! still, beer in lap more comfortable than hot coffee, have you followed this pitcher owner's life:-00000
  4. Caro Syrup , I , from another hemishpere, use "golden Syrup, which describes its colour. but the ingreient is cane sugar based, and have used, ex brit, sugar beet based Golden syrup, so in Poland I am sure you will have access to beet syrup, what is used to make toffee, biscuits etc. Thick golden stuff. Provides stick factor. Callie, I had a jar of Spooze made up so just used it, but I would not recommend mending handles on functional ware with anything. Just wouldn't risk a cup of hot liquid landing where it wasn't supposed to...
  5. I didn't read that the sculpture was made of paper clay but that a cure was paper clay... Spooze does work, if Benzine is reading he may have a few tips, and I know Marcia has used it sucessfully on sculptures. People have added paper to teh spooze with success also, but you need to make sure it is dried thoroughly before refiring.
  6. Search on forums for SPOOZE , it uses unfired clay and paper can be added to that recipe.
  7. A stoneware cup.

    great pots Joseph!must be so rewarding for you
  8. Raku Proposal For School

    think you should do some trial runs Tyler. or are you just doing the confirmation talk to reassure yourself? you need the process off pat before children come on board and the what ifs cove re d b
  9. if it comes thickish in comparison to dipping glazez, you could test ading Darvan or sodium silicate to it to thin it without adding more water. this would reduce the shrinkage on the pot. sodium silicate added to porcelain slip gives it a harder" surface when it dries imo
  10. PQotW: Week 29

    1: 4 2: 3 3: 1 but I want to say no. Of people wanting a cuppa 4: 3
  11. too hard, but before this forum, Hamer and Hamer but some really inspiational other books I keep returning to. I say before this forum because I am isolated and H & H answers a lot of my questions.
  12. well Pres and Marcia, it's maybe a given that your responses will be liked! I do use paper, latex and wax resists and I guess texture.so only the high bits get caught by new colour application never used shellac, what's involved with that? I do resist getting drawn into the is it art or craft debate..
  13. I resist the urge to give in to answering my phone when working,going politely to lunch when called when I am in the throes......
  14. Acrylic Paint Removal

    could rebisque it if studio well ventilated
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