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About Kaolinwasher

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  • Birthday 12/17/1963

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    spencer brook Minnesota
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    making celadon glaze using local materials ,

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  1. Larvikanite As A Glaze Core

    sorry it is the same . it is a monzonite. meaning no extra silica just feldspar .but it does have about 5% iron in it wich i can remove with a magnet still prossesing some for glaze
  2. I am working on a glaze using Larvakanite, But before i can use it i have to get it broken down. so the picture you see is larvikanite fresh, on the left , and another that i fired to 1650f the bisq fired one is almost white now and should cruble easily with a hammer and then into the ball mill, that s whear i am at so far
  3. Bailey Thermal-Lite Kiln Shelves Cone 16

    say , years ago i was doing a tile job, and the guy who was an expert with years of experiance, told me i was using the tile cutter wrong so he flipped it , and i said why are the numbers upside down now ? he looked at it with shock, he realized he had been using it for years upside down and was giving me a lecture. some want to be smarter weather they are or not .
  4. Passing Jun Glaze

    I am working on getting closer , to that color , its amazing how much variation you can get with the few ingrediants requiered for the glaze probly one of the hardest things to do is get the glaze thick enugh
  5. Passing Jun Glaze

    Hear is a picture of a kaolin pit , look at the color of that water.
  6. we will miss you , come back soon
  7. I am working on making a flambe blue celadon from the class 5 gravle i get from the road. I use 50% milled gravle sand. add some calcium carbonate, bone ash, feldspar, talc, kaolin, and a bit of veegum, the two pictures are the same glaze the light green matt is laking flux so i added just 2% more cacium carbonate and on the retest got a nice flame blue, still needs some adjustment. the class 5 gravle has 3.51 iron in it . along with .55 titanium wich i figured would never give a blue but on the retest to my suprize it was blue
  8. Marcia, i use a hammer to get it to 1.5" then run it thru a jaw crusher and then sift it thru a 30 mesh screen and then ball mill it for 5 hours at 60 rpm with agate rocks of a size of 1/2" to 1" and then strain thru a 150 mesh screen
  9. Passing Jun Glaze

    finally got a passing jun glaze, that looks very nice, like the color of the water in a kaolin pit, just used some kaolin, silica,feldspar,bone ash,and Red rouge, and it got this nice color , funny thing is i only added .56 red rouge. fired to cone 8 reduction
  10. Anoka Sand Celadon Bowl

    ready to make another one . but a rabbit almost ruined it . It had dug under the shelter and knoked over the bricks that cover the burner port . if a mouse got in that could be a badd thing
  11. This is some of the lake superior sandstone , which is an awesome additive for porcelain. you can see the white wisps of kaolin & serialized feldspar. its also very easy to break down unlike the sioux quarzite. one porcelain recipe I have with this is 50% T-6 kaolin and 24 % mahivar and 32% lake superior sandstone with no bentonite or anything else problem is its to white for me but it thows like a dream .
  12. Small Kiln Firing As Cone 8 Bends

    about 500- to 600 bucks the shorty burner was 175.00 and i used about 30 bricks at 4 .00$ each and some ceramic fiber board the burner tip is 1. 25 " wide so it works well on this small kiln. thinking of makeing a small 8x8x10 updraft just for doing bowls
  13. i cast all my badd pots ito the pond. But the locals go in to the pond and find them and think they are great .
  14. this is from my last firing, cone 8 reduction, needed just a bit more heat but turned out good . This is my anoka sand Celadon glaze, and porcealin both made with the anoka sand i use 56% anoka sand in the body and glaze, the anoka sand is an arkose sand having about 25% feldspar in it the iron deoration around the rim is diabase basalt 100%
  15. The Blue Flame

    the coffee cans are lined with some good castable refractory it removable after firing , thats how you get in to it , take off the coffee can chiminy and then the lid . i would think a wood kiln would be harder to tell , at least i have never fired one