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  1. I'd like to create things using metal hangers, handles, attachments...what have you. Since I fire to cone 6, what type of metal wiring should I use? Thanks in advance!
  2. What Is It?

    I am so with you on this! Forms are what inspire me most...it can be any inanimate object, if it has an appealing shape I get visions of it in clay. But another aspect of my inspiration seems to come from music and feelings. It's almost like asking myself, "What form would that feeling have?" Inspiration is rarely a challenge...how to create what I'm seeing in my head is a different story..
  3. So excited for your purchase! You even got kiln furniture with it! My first kiln cost me $75 and it looked much worse than the one you got. It actually worked great once I understood how to work it to get the results I wanted. Congratulations on a great find!
  4. Again, Earthenware Vs Stoneware

    Earthenware is usually most durable ^04, Stoneware at least ^6 I would assume the earthenware would be because it's closer to it maturation temperature.
  5. I got a nice mug from a "mug swap", I put water in it and had left it on the counter for a couple days. When I came back to it, it had a white crystalized powder substance all over it. So I rinsed and washed it, then thought I'd see if it happened again...yep! Anyone know what this could be?
  6. Sieving Glazes - What Size Mesh

    I haven't used one of those sprayers but I have always used a 80 mesh sieve without any problems Thank you, I'll give that try ...my first attempt at using this was a mess, so I'll have to give it another go I bought a length of 1/2 inch vinyl tubing at Lowe's and slip that over the mouth end of the metal sprayer. It fits snugly enough that I can then put the other end of the tubing in my mouth and blow through that. That means that I don't have to lean down over the piece awkwardly in order to use the sprayer. I also have better control with the spraying when I don't have to try to aim it and blow into it with my mouth at the same time. It's a cheap solution. I bought one of thosem thinking it would be a good alternative for when I want a little glaze effect around a rim, but don;'t want to load up the sprayer. It was a disaster! I got spray all over everything withing 3 feet of the pot, no focused direction , even tho I was close to the pot and didn't blow very hard. Any suggestions? I seived the glaze to 60, could that have beenn the trouble? I sieve glazes to be sprayed with a 100 mesh test sieve. Thank you all! I love the idea of the tubing...it makes sense since you really can't see and spray at the same time. The big overspray you got was exactly what happened to mine..I felt like I got more spray on everything EXCEPT the piece I was trying to glaze. I'm going to get one of those 3 fold display boards to use as a barrier, make shift booth. 100 Mesh, I'll give that a try, maybe the mist will be finer Great ideas!
  7. Sieving Glazes - What Size Mesh

    I haven't used one of those sprayers but I have always used a 80 mesh sieve without any problems Thank you, I'll give that try ...my first attempt at using this was a mess, so I'll have to give it another go
  8. I just got one of those metal glaze sprayers that you blow in and it didn't come with any instructions. How do I use this? What is the best way to prepare / sieve the glazes so they are thin enough? What size mesh should I use to get the small pieces out of glaze? Thanks so much!!!
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