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pritchpat

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  • Birthday 03/15/1953

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  1. stove top heat difusser question

    Hi I started a topic on making a tagine somewhile ago with regard to which clay was the best for this project. Since then I have made a couple and successfully used one of these (the second has yet to be fired) I used a red earthenware clay fired 1040. I live in Turkey so I can't really recommend a supplier. I've only used the tagine in the oven so can't say if it would work with a diffuser but I reckon it would stand it. Putting the tagine into a cold oven and heat to around 180 then after time reduce to around 150 for about an hour and half worked wonderfully for me.
  2. Take a look at this project sheet gives a similar effect and will walk you through the process. I used it on some of my pots and loved the effect whilst I learned a lot about how the different glaze applications interacted. https://www.maycocolors.com/index.php/projects-home/application-techniques/115-projects/application-techniques/964-matte-elegance Good luck
  3. Early Work

  4. Bubble Glazing Technique

    Thanks I'm going to play around with a few pieces to see what effects I can achieve. Luckily I'm not having to make things on a commercial basis so can mess around to my hearts content
  5. Bubble Glazing Technique

    Thank you for your reply and Joseph F's previous video link. I wasn't aware that this was a Mayco video. I have watched this particular video on several occasions very carefully (plus many others ) and I understand the concept, but at the end of this video it recommends dipping in a clear glaze hence my original question. As you say this is too simple for such a confusion so in future I will just go ahead and test. Regards from one old lady to another x In the video, they are mixing underglazes, not glazes; that is why they recommend the clear glaze. And, unless you googled the product number in one of the early slides, you would not have picked up on that . . . so much for clarity in instructions. Hi Ya, Yes I realized on this particular video that was what the lady was doing, I think from memory those codes are Duncan, but having trawled the inter web I can't seem to find one that seems to be using a gloss glaze and for the life of me I can't find one from Mayco. It's not life changing I'll just give them a go and see what happens after all it's just clay! Right? Best Regards P
  6. Bubble Glazing Technique

    Thank you for your reply and Joseph F's previous video link. I wasn't aware that this was a Mayco video. I have watched this particular video on several occasions very carefully (plus many others ) and I understand the concept, but at the end of this video it recommends dipping in a clear glaze hence my original question. As you say this is too simple for such a confusion so in future I will just go ahead and test. Regards from one old lady to another x
  7. Bubble Glazing Technique

    Ha if only there was a little fairy that could wave it's magic wand and make me know all there is to know about this as you say bloody field.
  8. Bubble Glazing Technique

    Thanks I will try and track down the Mayco video. I've watched a few YouTube videos but not really getting what glaze/paint they're using. If all fails I'll give it a go and see what happens.
  9. Hi Folks I'm hoping for a bit of advice. I would like to have a stab at bubble glazing a few pieces and just need to know if I can use commercial glazes, Mayco in particular. I was going to base coat with say white, blow another colour on top then fire, but is it necessary to clear glaze over the top as both would already produce a gloss finish if fired normally. Thanks in anticipation.
  10. Glaze Leeching

    Thanks it's so good not to have the sound effects that went on before, just annoyed at myself for not paying attention to the instructions for the clay. I must have been a bloke in a previous life don't read instructions haha!
  11. Glaze Leeching

    Update to my glaze issues. I've re-fired to cone 5, now the jug that leaked like a sieve holds water there is still a little crazing on the section with the Elements glaze, but none of the pinging and cracking noises that went on after first firing. This has taught me something regarding the application of Elements so really happy that I risked a re-fire. P
  12. Best Clay For A Tagine

    I've been looking at Bath Potters but from memory they say that they tend to warp! so was a little put off. I thought I might pick the brains of Vinegar Hill to see what they suggest. We have lots of woodshops that could make the bats but having never even see one in real life I just want to experience them before getting them made. Also hate the thought of having to drill bat pin holes in my lovely wheel, but needs must as they say so I'm sure once I get an understanding of them I will be a brave soldier and get on with it. I need to learn to throw a lot better before I start worrying about bats haha. We know the area quite well as family live in the New Forest so looking forward to getting out and about on free days, but my reason for coming back to UK is for the course YouTube is great for the theory but I just need to actually feel the clay watch and learn from the experts. Can't wait. Obviously my husband is looking forward to getting some good old English beer down his neck. Regards P I plan to take a small sample of the clays that are available here to compare with UK's I bet it's nothing like as good.
  13. Best Clay For A Tagine

    You're right getting the right clay will be the trickiest for me, I've got a slab roller so even thickness shouldn't cause a problem. Living here in Turkey I'm struggling to get to grips with the different clays. My local instructor only used the cheapest of clays and didn't have any experience with the more expensive ones. Plus the clays available are limited. Also due to my inexperience I'm probably not ordering the most effective clays, but I'm learning slowly and as I have all the time in the world if something doesn't work I move on and try again. By the way I've just read your profile and you are obviously my twin same birthdate and year haha!
  14. Best Clay For A Tagine

    That's exactly what I was thinking. Pritchpat, if you don't want to throw, you might consider slab building the pot instead. Or even coiling it on the wheel and evening it out. Actually slab building and coil was the way I was going to go I love using slab and plonking (not a technical word!) it on something as a mold. In fact the Spanish pot I mentioned in an earlier post would make about the right shape.
  15. Best Clay For A Tagine

    Finish throwing pot - fill a sponge with water - drop water on the far side of the wheel-head - run wire under pot from where the water is, keeping it tight to the wheel-head - hold ware board at far side of wheel-head and push/slide pot onto it. If you still struggle, use a thicker wire, or even two twisted together. Thank you I'm getting better at it but sometimes I think my pot is too wet to fiddle with so I wire it and leave for a while, Not a problem as always good for a coffee break but would just like to get a/some bats to give them a go.
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