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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. docweathers

    Stacking pots for bisque firing

    that is very helpful.. thanks
  2. docweathers

    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?
  3. docweathers

    Stacking pots for bisque firing

    thanks for all the sagely advice. I will experiment with these ideas.
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. I've got the strainers So, I will give it a shot tomorrow. Are you putting the NS In all the glazes?
  7. Yes I did look at that and several other videos . I am having trouble getting the viscosity right to get a clean pattern.
  8. 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


      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


      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


      Thanks.  I'm following up on this Lead.

  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Does anyone know how to do this with ^6 glaze Acrylic paint pourng
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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