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Wyndham last won the day on July 7 2014

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About Wyndham

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  1. stove top heat difusser question

    Yea, that's what I was thinking. There is a micaious clay from NM Clay ,an earthenware that might work but it's not a firm order so I'll put it in the "Some day to try" stack thanks Wyndham
  2. I recently had a fellow who wants a Tanjene (sp) a middle eastern cooking vessel that can go on a gas burner with a heat diffuser metal plate that allows a clay cooking vessel to be used on a gas stove burner. On further info, the Tanjene(SP) is earthenware and the food being cooked is a wet dish as opposed to a dry cooking dish or frying. How well or poorly would stoneware cooking vessels work with a heat diffuser, if at all
  3. Crystalline Glaze Chemstry

    Thanks for the info. I can see things going very bad very quickly.
  4. Crystalline Glaze Chemstry

    A very interesting read. I have been done this rabbit hole for many years now and find there is more to go than where I've been. That being said, an early comment on the types of zinc white yellow and metallic. I have been gifted some metallic zinc powder which was used in making battleship gray for the Navy. How would one go about creating a glaze test using this material, if at all. I use a 50% 3110 26% calcined zno 23% sil and a pinch of epk. peak temp 2300f w/5min hold Looking forward to trying something new just rewired my kiln Thanks Wyndham
  5. Shinos

    This is just a FYI. Star Ceramic supply in Star NC has a native high fire red clay called "East Fork", a clay mostly composed of a Catawba clay from upper NC clay used for generations for folk potters of the area. It burns dark brown in reduction, sandy and throws very well. It might be something worth looking into.
  6. I looked at Ashley's best as well as several others in John's mid range book there are seveal that look like they have enough mag carb will test several. .5% cobalt carb should do it. at lest that's about where I'll start Thanks for the tip on Tin vs zircopax, maybe some of both. Wyndham
  7. Thanks, I have that glaze ,will try that next fining. What do you think about some zirocpax to increase opacity make it creamier
  8. I was thinking about making a gloss white c6 with enough magnesium aka dolomite or talc to have both a white(w/zircopax) and a lavender w/ a touch of cobalt carb. Any idea how much mag carb is needed to shift cobalt to a pale lavender, maybe a shade of lilac. I have someone who wants a coffee mug in that color but I hope not to have to use stains to get it. Thanks Wyndham
  9. Also don't leave the cork in while drying, the clay will shrink and crack the clay.. When I made them I found that my index finger to about the second knuckle worked as a reliable measuring device, still have it, hope I don't loose it
  10. I Ate Some Clay.

    The tasting method was used by the early Seagrove (NC)potters to tell when they passed the grittier strata and in to the smooth production clay. the mouth is more sensitive than fingers. Cream cheese looks like a really good training tool for turning porcelain, or visa versa. Wyndham
  11. it also looks like a reduction fired test, as iron does go green in reduction
  12. try putting a test piece in cone 10 firing, it might shrink a bit more but it will vitrify. Put a bit of extra kiln wash where you'll place the test in case it wants to fuse to the shelf. Should be usable, just test. If you are firing gas for cone 10 just place it in a cool spot in the kiln. Wyndham
  13. Turn them upside down while drying to keep from wrapping after cutting. Give it a try Wyndham
  14. Glaze Test Results

    looks like a line blend to see what works well in in order. I have sone space in an upcoming firing for this. thanks Wyndham
  15. Glaze Test Results

    Flowing green is an interesting glaze. Is it the same as float green or is it in john Britt's book Thanks Wyndham