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    Deleted user got a reaction from dhPotter in Giffin grip   
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    Deleted user reacted to Frederik-W in Covering Up A Crack In Bisque   
    A lot of people seem to think (probably with good reason) that it is not worth the trouble to try and fill cracks because it will probably get worse and it is easier just to start over. Especially with higher-fired stuff such as stoneware or porcelein it is apparently more difficult.
    However it is not a satisfying answer for something which took a lot of time & very hard work. I wish there was more technically-explained solutions that will work.
     
    I will share the little information I have:
     
    There is a product by Duncan called "Patch-A-Tatch".
    "ceramic cement used to attach or repair greenware or bisque".
     
    I know this works for attaching pieces that have broken off, e.g. handles etc, but I have not tried it for cracks. I think it is some kind of mixture that melts and fuses the two pieces together when fired. (Ceramic "Flux")
     
    I have read about using the same phase of clay as in the original piece, e.g. if it is bisqued, then grind up bisque pieces and patch it (do not use raw clay to patch a bisqued thing). This makes sense to me because the shrinkage rates should be the same.
    So it might be worth a try to mix pieces of ground bisque with e.g. Patch-A-Tatch or some kind of "flux" or paperclay slurry.
     
    I know that paperclay has an amazing ability to attach to dry clay or even bisque. When it dries it does not shrink as much due to the paper fibres and it attaches better.
     
    At the moment I am trying to fix a crack in greenware with paperclay. I have mixed the same type of clay with a bit of toilet paper to a slurry. Often people advise to mix in a bit of vinegar. The patch worked well but I still have to fire it. I fire only to earthenware temperatures so maybe I have a chance.
    I will post the results in a week or two.
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    Deleted user reacted to JohnnyK in QotW: How do you feel about culture theft?   
    As part of a Raku class that I took last fall, we were required to study the pottery and sculptures of a half dozen ancient cultures and incorporate their methods and techniques in our own work, with a twist...have it relate to our own current life and experiences. In this way we were able to interpret the ancients in a modernistic way. Were we stealing the culture of others? I think not! In fact, I think we were enhancing their cultures and bringing them into the modern world with a different interpretation...just saying...
    JohnnyK
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    Deleted user reacted to liambesaw in What kind of mask do you wear?   
    I like this one, it's comfortable. 
    3M(TM) Half Facepiece Respirator Assembly 6291/07002(AAD), Medium, with 3M(TM) Particulate Filters 2091/07000(AAD), P100 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FTEDMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zfl7BbEAEBRH4
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    Deleted user reacted to Denice in New Skutt Km1027-3 Touch Screen kiln arrived!   
    I got a shiny new kiln a couple of months ago just like getting presents Christmas morning.  I have only fired it once since I got it,  my loads have been to large for that small kiln.  But I am going to fire a bisque in it soon.   I hope you enjoy it!   Denice
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    Deleted user reacted to C.Banks in QotW:  What is your favorite glaze effect?   
    Matte glazes work for me.
    Maybe not underfired, saturated/over-supplied glazes but proper magnesia satin-mattes get me touching and feeling.
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    Deleted user got a reaction from C.Banks in QotW:  What is your favorite glaze effect?   
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    Deleted user reacted to Min in Georgie's Cone 6 Trailmix leaching water, mildew issues   
    With all due respect I disagree. The glaze shouldn't be relied upon to seal the clay. 
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    Deleted user reacted to glazenerd in Georgie's Cone 6 Trailmix leaching water, mildew issues   
    Functional use: absorption is 2% or under. Absorption is tested unglazed. 
    Modifying LT's suggestion to this specific purpose would work. Make a slurry out of the current clay: add 5% frit and 5% Nep Sy: apply as a slip. Should put you at 2% or under at C6. Then you have a functional body with the clay and cone you are use to.
    T
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    Deleted user reacted to glazenerd in QotW:  What is your favorite glaze effect?   
    Crystalline glaze: cut my teeth on it. My obsession with clay came because of it.
     
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    Deleted user reacted to liambesaw in Georgie's Cone 6 Trailmix leaching water, mildew issues   
    Only on Tuesdays 
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    Deleted user reacted to liambesaw in Georgie's Cone 6 Trailmix leaching water, mildew issues   
    Trail mix according to Georgie's website has an absorption of 3.5% it's one of their least vitreous clays.  The only midrange clay worse is their g-mix with grog at a whopping 8.9%!!!  Yikes.
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    Deleted user reacted to Hulk in Between Two Wheels   
    Likely I'd have the Bailey if hadn't found a deal on used (barely) Skutt Steven Hill, which I'm liking very much.
    Your dawg has beautiful coloring!
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    Deleted user reacted to Benzine in Between Two Wheels   
    @Rasa Clay Works  nice throw rug, under the wheel...
     
    Skutt (Thomas Stuart)  is probably what I would go with, if money was no issue...  Or maybe a Soldner.
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    Deleted user reacted to Pres in QotW:What is the value of formal education in developing Ceramic skills?   
    I taught HS for 36 years, most years ceramics, computer animation, drawing and painting. I also learned more from teaching others about media than any college taught me. I still learn in the shop most days, as there are always a new problems to solve. I enjoy solving problems and meeting challenges. I still teach, as the forum is here, I have a blog that has some insights into ceramics, and I still mentor some teachers in our area and assist with an adult class at the HS where I used to work. I'm retired, just not done yet.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Deleted user got a reaction from Rae Reich in Carbon Footprint of Wood Fired vs Electric   
    When calculating the carbon footprint of the firing, I think we should add in the caloric value of human effort!
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