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About 1515art

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  • Birthday 02/23/1953

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    Santa Clara, California
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    I began my journey in clay in 1970 and have never regretted getting my clothes dirty ever, in addition to ceramic art i enjoy prospecting in the mountains, collecting jade and fishing on my boat.

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    Benzine, thank you very much. I think it's my ADD... seems three or four is my limit before boredom overwhelms me, honestly many times I'm initially disappointed in the results, sell or give them away and don't have that glaze any more and can't exactly repeat so on to something new.
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    From the album new work at 1515art

    Refire with low fire clear coat.
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    a few new pieces i'm working on inspired by my friends in China. These are green and bisque ware and i'm still thinking about the glaze combinations I plan to use. these will all fire to cone 10 reduction.
  4. I have been waiting for six months to see these results. Well worth the wait.

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    2. glazenerd


      Getting away from clay is needful as well. The potter's passion for clay is a consuming fire at times. Gets really intense when you get on the path of a new glaze, form, or technique.

    3. glazenerd


      Keep experimenting, watching with interest.

    4. 1515art


      Thanks Tom, I've never put much effort into my glazes mostly going with what was available and trying to make it work, sometimes with success and sometimes not so much. I can do pretty much with the clay  as I wish I think, I'm a novice working with glaze chemistry and my experiments salvage jobs at best. Not that they don't work...the end result of the combination of glaze, and firings winds up being to complex to depend on. So the search for bright colors I like continues my last c6 celadon was disappointing , my own fault doing little bits here and there with ceramics I need to focus. 

      I'm in the north Nevada desert now finding everything but gold, tacks, bird shot, nails, bullets...did I say bullets lots of bullets and shells, tiny tiny bits of rust up to big old pieces of tin...spent the better part of today finding and replacing one of my tires that turned into something resembling a birds nest, the Nevada desert hates tires you see their shredded remains everywhere out here.

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    Thanks Cathie, the glaze combination I used was to dip the mugs in Malcom shino and second dip half in jeffs red fired to cone 10 reduction. Both glaze formulas can be found in john britts high fire glaze book.
  7. I began having the same issue with a new batch of laguna soldate 60, something changed in the mix. I ordered a ton because a friend needed some for his school, the texture and color of the claybody is slightly different than what they were selling and I am also having similar issues with some cone 6 glazes with pin holes and craters, I still have 1000#'s of the old clay it fires fine. The problem I'm having is only in the mid fire range. I also use several different cone 6-10 clays and the problem is isolated to the new batch of soldate 60 for me, perhaps some similar element has changed recently in your clay?
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    From the album new work at 1515art

  14. Glaze experiment soldate 60

    I figure if I put every glaze I have on it and every combination something is bound to do what I'm looking for...soldate, the most wonderful clay I hate to glaze.