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  • 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. 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?
  2. I've got the strainers So, I will give it a shot tomorrow. Are you putting the NS In all the glazes?
  3. Yes I did look at that and several other videos . I am having trouble getting the viscosity right to get a clean pattern.
  4. How could I find the name of the guy in the Pacific Northwest that is doing the acrylic like flow glazing? My results so far are quite mediocre and I could use whatever guidance I could get from him

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    2. oldlady

      oldlady

      cannon beach is very small, there cannot be that many gift shops.  call the owners since employees change with the season.  anything that distinctive should be remembered.

    3. Gabby

      Gabby

      I think I have found him. I guessed that if he was at Cannon Beach, he would be represented by Dragonfire Gallery. There are maybe twenty galleries in the town, but the curators have widely different tastes. I think it is Matthew Patton.

    4. docweathers

      docweathers

      Thanks.  I'm following up on this Lead.

  5. Are you referring to using the acrylic media or something else. If something else, do you know who he is or how he does this.
  6. I'm not familiar with acrylics, is this what you are referring to https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0042SR2QQ/?coliid=IYT7TIBYT5RJO&colid=3S4UIWXZFMHUX&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
  7. Callie Thanks for reminding me that those Ukraine slip drilling videos were with D flocculation slip. Preeta I do glaze trailing all the time but is quite tricky since if the underlying glaze is that all liquid, your pattern may travel during firing. -- I'm experimenting with a variety of additive's such as Sodium silicate, Epsom salts, CMC, glycerin, flotrol and bumblebee farts. It seems very difficult to get the right consistency to both flow but not mix. I'll let you know if I come up with anything that works reliably.
  8. Does anyone know how to do this with ^6 glaze Acrylic paint pourng
  9. docweathers

    Slip trailing on top of ^ 6 glaze

    I think I found the answer. It is a two-part solution. First, I tried putting a little, cellulose, as in paper Clay, with quite a bit of CMC. This stopped the line from cracking into sections.. However, the whole line would peel up , sometimes actually pulling up most of the base glaze stuck to the bottom of my little white line. Second, To solve this, I'm now spraying the raw underlying glaze with a solution of CMC and letting it dry before applying the slip trailing. This works wonderfully. My little white line does not break into sections and it stays down amazingly well. In fact, it sticks down so well that it's really quite hard to scrape off, even when this procedure is applied to a very soft fluffy raw based glaze.
  10. docweathers

    Slip trailing on top of ^ 6 glaze

    Yes, I screwed up. I meant that it was ^6 clay that had been bisqued. I should have gone on to say that I bisque as ^04. If it continues to get any hotter, I will just set my stuff out in the sun to bisque.
  11. docweathers

    Slip trailing on top of ^ 6 glaze

    I'm just a beginner hobbyist so I have all the time in the world to test stuff. So, it looks like calcination and glazed nerds brushing media are the answers.
  12. docweathers

    Slip trailing on top of ^ 6 glaze

    Neil I'm trying to draw raised white lines on top of raw glaze on top of bisqued clay Preeta No it does not have to be slip. Under glaze would be fine as long as I can apply it over a raw glaze on a bisque pot and it will give me a smooth raised line. Do you have a favorite under glaze formula that would do this? Magnolia mud I do have some calcinated clay I could try. Glaze nerd I found your suspender very useful for a lot of things but I haven't given it a try for this. Maybe now is the time. Thanks all for your suggestions
  13. I know that slip trailing is usually done on green ware but like everything else, I'm gotta mess with a different approach. I need a slip trailing formula that I can put over ^ 6 glaze which is over ^6 bisqueware. I'm using Georgie's G mix 6/ grog. I've tried fiddling with some traditional slip trailing formulas but the shrinkage rate is so much different that my nice smooth lines turn into dashed lines as the trailing shrinks.
  14. docweathers

    SHIMPO VL WHISPER

    I have a new whisper VL and love it. It's absolutely quiet and extremely responsive to speed changes, almost to a startling extent. I've never had any problems slowing it down even with very large 20 pound plus lumps of clay. However, I may not be stressing it as much because of the way that I throw dry with custom roller based tools. One of the reasons that I bought it is that the direct drive internal mechanics are a lot simpler than any other wheel. To me, that means less to break.
  15. I think I will stick to stoneware. I just checked the shrinkage values of porcelains vs my G mix/6.. Porcelain shrinks a lot less so my glaze would not fit. At this stage, I am not going to go through the ritual of modifying my glazes.
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