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#1 CPT

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:43 AM

Hi! Just did a kiln opening this morning. I did a Cone 06 glaze firing. Some of my pieces turned out great; the other pieces, not so great.

For one of my pieces, I used an underglaze black pencil for outlines, and it turned out too light. I'm thinking about using an underglaze pen instead over these areas and firing it again. The directions on the label say to fire the underglaze pen to 06.

What do you all think? Are the outlined shapes too fuzzy, or do they need more definition?

Should I refire at this temp again? Last time I did a refire at Cone 06, some of the underglaze flaked away and it looked terrible!

Wondering if I should refire at Cone 05.....

Any suggestions would be great. :)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

I don't know anything about 06 firings but I think your piece looks great. It may not fit what you envisioned but to an unbiased observer, it looks wonderful.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

I think the fuzzy lines go well with your design style, this fuzzy line is typical of underglaze pens. If you want a heavier more solid line you may have to use a black stain and a liner brush. Testing the black stain with your glaze will also give you a chance to practice using the liner brush, I mix some black stain in a black underglaze and then thin it down to the consistency I like to work with on majolica. Denice

#4 Mark McCombs

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

I agree that the piece looks good.

Can you post a pic of the whole piece?
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#5 oldlady

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

[quote Wondering if I should refire at Cone 05.....

Any suggestions would be great. Posted Image
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you do know that cone 05 is hotter than cone 06, right?

piece looks good
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#6 Potterylover

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

[quote name='oldlady' date='05 October 2012 - 10:46 PM' timestamp='1349491571' post='23184']
[quote Wondering if I should refire at Cone 05.....

Any suggestions would be great. Posted Image
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you do know that cone 05 is hotter than cone 06, right?

piece looks good
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I've read you can refire, if you fire at a lower cone. In this case, cone 07.

#7 SmartsyArtsy

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:01 PM

I agree with most of the other posters. Your design has a free feel, and I would not like to see it with a very structured outline. I say leave it. Look at it tomorrow and I hope you like it then!!




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