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      Moderators needed!   12/08/2017

      Ceramic Arts Network is looking for two new forum moderators for the Clay and Glaze Chemistry and Equipment Use and Repair sections of the Ceramic Arts Network Community Forum. We are looking for somebody who is an active participant (i.e. somebody who participates on a daily basis, or near daily) on the forum. Moderators must be willing to monitor the forum on a daily basis to remove spam, make sure members are adhering to the Forum Terms of Use, and make sure posts are in the appropriate categories. In addition to moderating their primary sections, Moderators must work as a team with other moderators to monitor the areas of the forum that do not have dedicated moderators (Educational Approaches and Resources, Aesthetic Approaches and Philosophy, etc.). Moderators must have a solid understanding of the area of the forum they are going to moderate (i.e. the Clay and Glaze Chemistry moderator must be somebody who mixes, tests, and has a decent understanding of materials). Moderators must be diplomatic communicators, be receptive to others’ ideas, and be able to see things from multiple perspectives. This is a volunteer position that comes with an honorary annual ICAN Gold membership. If you are interested, please send an email outlining your experience and qualifications to jharnetty@ceramics.org.


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  1. FOLLOW UP: thanks again everyone!! :-)))) Used the shelf wash mix to make a paste ...I used it to repair jagged edges on my props so I felt more confident when they are stacked....it wasn't applied too thickly...and dried pretty quickly but I still waited a couple of days JIC and it all fired with no problems...great stuff that wadding
  2. HI ALL.... I think I've been unclear...electric kiln...wadding mixture as follows from elsewhere on the forum..John I think.. "Kaolinitic Clay" as a term (unusual) basically says it is something that is more or less a kaolin. Mix that 50% with 50% alumina hydrate... and you have "kiln wadding". Any kaolin with 50% alumina hydrate will work as wadding pretty darn well. In fact,...... for gas and electric high fire...... 50% kaolin and 50% silica works OK. Or 33.3% any kaolin, 33.3% alumina hydrate, 33.3% silica is a pretty standard kiln shelf wash mix that makes a good (non woodfire/salt fire) wadding also.
  3. Hi I am new to participating in this forum. Have been using the site and your discussions to educate myself on all aspects of kilns, firing, glazes etc. Just discovered "wadding" recipe (by John) and uses...wow!...so basic question...how dry does wadding between props and shelves need to be before firing? (low temp ...1080C) Thanks so much for consideration and responses. kindest thoughts across the waves and oceans in New Zealand Jude

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