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    Matt Oz got a reaction from pautts in topic no longer relevant   
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Evezamora in Artsy Babble Translation Please   
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Patat in Avatar Issues   
    I thought the movie, while not perfect, was entertaining.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Chilly in Cooking Pizza In A Pottery Kiln, Toxicity ?   
    The only way to be sure it's safe, is to send the pizza to a certified lab for testing.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Cooking Pizza In A Pottery Kiln, Toxicity ?   
    The only way to be sure it's safe, is to send the pizza to a certified lab for testing.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Crunchypop in Cooking Pizza In A Pottery Kiln, Toxicity ?   
    The only way to be sure it's safe, is to send the pizza to a certified lab for testing.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Bunnybaer in Cooking Pizza In A Pottery Kiln, Toxicity ?   
    The only way to be sure it's safe, is to send the pizza to a certified lab for testing.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Min in Cooking Pizza In A Pottery Kiln, Toxicity ?   
    The only way to be sure it's safe, is to send the pizza to a certified lab for testing.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from ShellS in how to soften up stiff clay   
    I used Google, when I what to search something on this site, Google works the best.
     
    I remembered what you where referring to, and that a bucket was used, so I entered this into google search: site:ceramicartsdaily.org/community bag clay water bucket
     
    Now that you know my secret, don't tell anyone.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from phill in Artsy Babble Translation Please   
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from bciskepottery in Tiny Bubbles Suspended In Clear Glaze   
    Tiny bubbles
    In the glaze
    Make me happy
    Make me feel fine

    Sorry, I'm old
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Cavy Fire Studios in Artsy Babble Translation Please   
    I must concretize this and give you an answer on an indeterminate date.
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Chris Campbell in Artsy Babble Translation Please   
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from bciskepottery in What To Do To Stimulate Creativity?   
    Get the proper amount of sleep..zzzzzzzz
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Babs in Are There Any Laws Of Pottery?   
    "Measure twice cut once" is that pottery related, I can't remember.
    My last name starts with Oz, so, skip the wine and have a slab of beer.
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    Matt Oz reacted to Mark C. in Members With Etsy Stores?   
    These are all slip cast items from my past all done in the 70's about 73-1976. Almost 40 years ago. 
    The ship decal bottles where for our 200th Birthday for the 4th of July show in 1976-I kept these two from then.
    I made the molds and slipped them all-I salt fired  two of them-they are all porcelain fired to cone 10
    The decals and lusters where c017
    except the take out teapot which a friend made and is low fire but slip cast.
    These are all from a long time ago in my ceramic past. It was part of learning all ceramic processes which is important for your whole.
    Tomorrows show will be my 42nd straight 4th show-I'm starting to feel the miles.
    Mark
     




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    Matt Oz reacted to LorrieMud in Members With Etsy Stores?   
    I think that some of your comments (Mark) definitely do apply to my own work and I do not expect to participate in juried art shows with the type of work I sell on a mass scale.  But i do disagree with the statement that slipcast pieces are always easy to produce/ less expensive.  Check out this etsy shop: revisionsdesigns  (if you want to check out any of the etsy shops in this thread just type the shop name no spaces dot etsy dot com) She slipcasts porcelain antique bottles. A set of replicas of vintage pharmacy bottles retails for $189 and i could certainly see those and other pieces in a juried art fair.
     
    I think the most awesome thing is when people of the mud are open to learning ANY aspect of ceramics and don't dismiss some techniques as being "too commercial", "easier" or anything that labels them as inferior because they do not meet a personal definition of pottery.  I personally was asked to leave the Pottery/MUD team on Etsy once my shop became successful as they felt I was not "Muddy" enough because I used slipcasting or jiggered techniques (along with handbuilt and wheelthrown.)  This was hurtful-- young chiccas in their 20s who were using cookie cutters and rubber stamps were considered more of a "true potter" than I was.  I liken the discussion to an ongoing one I have observed with jewler friends- who think the jewelry maker who puts a pendant (which may be beautifully made fused glass or metal shopped etc) onto  commercial chain is less than an artist than they are.  All artists who are business people as well can benefit from an analysis of ways to make work more efficiently.  (I wrote that last paragraph not meaning it to refer to anything or anyone in this thread--just sharing experience elsewhere;)
     
    Lorrie
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    Matt Oz reacted to High Bridge Pottery in Impulse Buy. Digital Microscope   
    Few more snaps with the microscope Love it.
     

     

     

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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Min in Comparing Translucency Of Various Kaolins In A Cone 6 Porcelain Body.   
    I like to do a lot of experiments formulating translucent cone 6 porcelain bodies and wanted to show the difference in translucency of kaolins.
     
    I use this recipe with Grolleg and did not compensate for more refractory kaolin's when mixing up test batches, but from doing various tests in the past these results seem close enough.
     
    Cone 6 Porcelain
    50 Kaolin
    20 Silica 325 mesh
    20 G-200 feldspar
    4 Talc
    1 Veegum T
    5 Wollastonite
    Add:
    2 Frit 3134
    2 Bentonite
     

    For the test tiles I give the percentage of titanium and iron that the kaolins contain, referencing digitalfire.com with each sample because:
    Titanium (TiO2) affects translucency and color.
    Iron (Fe2O3) affects color, and less so translucency.
     
    Tiles are approximately 3/32" thick (2.4 mm), fired in an electric kiln.
     
    Back lit with led bulb.

     
    Left to right:
    New Zealand Halloysite (kaolin)
    TiO2___0.05%  2nd lowest
    Fe2O3_ 0.25%  Lowest
     
    Grolleg
    TiO2___0.03%  Lowest
    Fe2O3_ 0.70%  2nd highest
     
    EPK
    TiO2___0.37%  2nd highest
    Fe2O3_ 0.79%  Highest
     
    #6 Tile
    TiO2___1.40%  Highest
    Fe2O3_ 0.50%  2nd lowest
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    Matt Oz got a reaction from Pieter Mostert in Comparing Translucency Of Various Kaolins In A Cone 6 Porcelain Body.   
    I like to do a lot of experiments formulating translucent cone 6 porcelain bodies and wanted to show the difference in translucency of kaolins.
     
    I use this recipe with Grolleg and did not compensate for more refractory kaolin's when mixing up test batches, but from doing various tests in the past these results seem close enough.
     
    Cone 6 Porcelain
    50 Kaolin
    20 Silica 325 mesh
    20 G-200 feldspar
    4 Talc
    1 Veegum T
    5 Wollastonite
    Add:
    2 Frit 3134
    2 Bentonite
     

    For the test tiles I give the percentage of titanium and iron that the kaolins contain, referencing digitalfire.com with each sample because:
    Titanium (TiO2) affects translucency and color.
    Iron (Fe2O3) affects color, and less so translucency.
     
    Tiles are approximately 3/32" thick (2.4 mm), fired in an electric kiln.
     
    Back lit with led bulb.

     
    Left to right:
    New Zealand Halloysite (kaolin)
    TiO2___0.05%  2nd lowest
    Fe2O3_ 0.25%  Lowest
     
    Grolleg
    TiO2___0.03%  Lowest
    Fe2O3_ 0.70%  2nd highest
     
    EPK
    TiO2___0.37%  2nd highest
    Fe2O3_ 0.79%  Highest
     
    #6 Tile
    TiO2___1.40%  Highest
    Fe2O3_ 0.50%  2nd lowest
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