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  1. Since there has not been a new question posted of late, I will ask one of my own. Do you resist in any way when working? Take it however you want in these times, but for me I will stick to using a resist when working with decoration or glazes on my pots. In the past I have used wax over glazes before spraying on more colors, used latex or shellac over leather hard clay before washing the pot with a sponge to carve a relief design, used wax on the bottom to protect bisqued areas from glaze for glaze firing, used paper resist to spray through designs, and used multiple layers of resist with spraying to create more complex designs. I have applied resist materials with a brush, a roller, fingers, aluminum foil, doilies, lace fabric, and other items. best, Pres
  2. Hello Again, I am using an electric test kiln to make smaller items, including flat pendants with a hole that's about 2, maybe 3/16ths before bisque firing. Any ideas for an easy way to protect the holes so that I don't have to spend a lot of time cleaning out glaze from the holes before the glaze firing? Last time, I just painted on glaze and then tried to clean up any slops in the holes which took forever. My next try, I guess, would be carefully trying to use a brush to apply wax resist - sounds time consuming as well? Any ideas? thanks!!
  3. I'm just getting set up to try my hand at working with clay. I have read about using wax resists when glazing. Are these waxes specially formulated for clay or will anything do? The reason I ask is that I have plenty of wax emulsion that I use as a woodworker for sealing wood during drying. It is a white water based liquid that is painted on and turns clear as it dries. I'm hoping this wil do as it will be one less thing to buy! Derek
  4. Spring Tadpole Planter

    From the album newer work

    This is a one-piece hanging planter, a form I made in the hundreds, back in the day. The water catcher is thrown onto the bottom of the planter as a part of the trimming process. It's planted with aloe, and is a gift to my son the chef, who sometimes collects burns in the course of working.
  5. Serving Bowl

    From the album narrative work

  6. Large Blackberry Blossom Bowl with Fluting

    From the album narrative work

    Large mixing bowl with resisted slip and fluting
  7. Butterfly Wip

    From the album Works in progress

    Wheel thrown mug with butterfly and sgraffito. Almost done, just missing the handle.
  8. Hello potters, I really appreciate all the information you share on this website and, as a not-so-experienced potter, I try to experiment in my studio. I'm about to take part in a fair and sell my stuff for the first time, and as I dont have enough time to experiment before this (2 weeks to go!) I would like to ask you: Is it possible to use vaseline instead of was resist in glazing? Does it leave any marks on the pots? I imagine it is not a very friendly material to burn, but I may not have time to search for wax (i havent found it yet here in São Paulo - Brazil) and Im planning on cleaning most of the vaseline after glazing. Do you think it is a good idea? Thanks!
  9. I have a hate-hate relationship with using wax resist on the bottom of my pots; It tends to get it everywhere (fingerprints in the oddest places) and often it runs down the sides of my pot. It's also expensive. I was reading that some folks have had success with Mop N Glo floor polish. I stopped by the grocery store on the way to work and noted that the one Mop N Glo product they had was a cleaner with lots of weird ingredients and didn't seem to have much in the way of wax it in. I looked over and saw a can of Johnson Paste Wax. The ingredients are carnuba wax, micro-crystalline wax and some paraffin with one solvent that shouldn't be in high enough quantity to cause a problem in the kiln. I want to try this for two reasons; I think I'll have more control/less drips wiping a paste on, and once the glaze is dry, I might be able to wipe most of it off limiting the burnout in my kiln. Has anyone tried this?
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