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About docweathers

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    Gismo Guy
  • Birthday 09/01/1944

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    Spokane Wa
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    Cone 6, gas and electric, thrown pottery
    Large welded sculpture from scrap metal

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  1. I don't think I had any idea what the lines were for since I did not learn how to read until seventh grade's, despite parents and schools diligent efforts. Lines ,reading etc. all seemed like a waste of time to me.
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    CMC versus V Gum T

    I've never used a commercial glaze. My pigsty would not be nearly as interesting if I didn't have such things to splatter on the walls and floor.. Mixing my own glaze is part of the exploration
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    CMC versus V Gum T

    I never heard of magma as a glaze component before. I think of it as something in volcanoes. Where you buy the stuff?
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    Wobble pots

    About that little wedge thing on your wheel. If that will come off, it would be quite easy to convert it to the more common two allen bolt system. All you have to do is bore two holes in the wheel ahead and buy a couple of allen bolts from your local hardware store for a couple of bucks. It might be a lot easier and cheaper than having custom bats made.
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    Electric Reduction Firing

    I would Love to hear how a electric reduction kiln works. I had never even considered the possibility.
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    CMC versus V Gum T

    Thanks for the scoop. Interesting, I've had CMC solutions setting around for years and never had any rot. Maybe it's just too cold where I live in Washington for them little critters to grow.
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    CMC versus V Gum T

    What are the relative merits and demerits for CMC as opposed to V gum T?
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    Tell Me How To Brush Glaze

    I only brush glazes on when the shape or pattern that I want is too complex for spraying. Since I originally posted this thread I have found that those little fan makeup brushes are wonderful for spreading smooth even glaze. I think this is a suggestion that one of you folks made, thanks
  9. For a long time I've been using a drafting pin and an iron oxide solution to write on the bottom of my pots. My results have been very inconsistent. Yesterday,. I figured out that if I made a solution of 50% bentonite and 50% iron oxide, it flowed much more evenly and wrote far clearer
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    Stacking pots for bisque firing

    that is very helpful.. thanks
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    Stacking pots for bisque firing

    Mark How deep are you stacking the pots, i.e. how many shelve are down below what we can see in the pictures? Does this ever cause cracks and if so what configuration causes it? Has this ever gone wrong and what caused it?
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    Stacking pots for bisque firing

    thanks for all the sagely advice. I will experiment with these ideas.
  13. I have seen pictures of pot stacked in the kiln in all kinds of strange ways for bisque firing, but never been brave enough to try it. What guidelines can you give me for how I can stack greenware for a bisque firing and be sure that I don't get some cracks from the contact between pieces. At this point, I have a large backlog of small platters ( 14 inches) that are about 1/4 of an inch thick. How dare I stack them for bisque firing?
  14. What was your rationale for the different percentages for the different colors? Are there any issues with the selection of the underlying glaze or is it slip?
  15. I've got the strainers So, I will give it a shot tomorrow. Are you putting the NS In all the glazes?

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