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Dish Detergent In Glaze Makes Bubbles, How, Please

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somewhere recently,(for someone my age 20 years is recent) i saw something involving dipping pots into a  glaze containing dish detergent and stirring it up to make bubbles.  the resulting bubbles burst onto the pot surface leaving little circles of color as the pot was removed.

 

anyone remember this and from where??

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somewhere recently,(for someone my age 20 years is recent) i saw something involving dipping pots into a  glaze containing dish detergent and stirring it up to make bubbles.  the resulting bubbles burst onto the pot surface leaving little circles of color as the pot was removed.

 

anyone remember this and from where??

 

Interesting. I think it would vary a lot from glaze to glaze and often do nothing noticeable and when it was noticeable more likely to be ugly than beautiful but worth a try. I'll put it on my To Test list.

 

Jim

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Oldlady.

 

In a different context Tim Andrews used bubbles in the glaze part of 2-part

raku smake resist. So he got a mixture of smoke-formed lines (from the crackle

glaze) and dots (from the bubbles).

 

Regards, Peter

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thanks, b

 

i thought you were the original source.  see you at bluemont.

 

 

 

jim, enlarge the puffy star on the duncan website and see what i mean.  

 

 

peter, any chance that is recorded somewhere?

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Oldlady,

 

>peter, any chance that [Tim Andrews use of bubbles in the glaze layer of 2-part raku smoke resist]

> is recorded somewhere?

 

Not that I can find off-hand. I know it to be true because I chatted about it with him at a show. IIRC it is

mentioned in one of his videos (gone AWOL after I lent it) and might be mentioned in his books (ditto).

 

There are lots of pics of his work using the technique about:

http://tinyurl.com/ouu74f2

... although I had forgotten that the pieces he used it on showed little crackle pattern, relying on resist lines

and the dots.

 

Regards, Peter

 

Added: reference picture has vanished. I’ve put another reference in post 15.

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Oh wow that is such a pretty technique. Once again oldlady you have caught my artistic muse. I need to make something up and try this bubbles technique out.

 

Terry

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Oh, of course, THAT Tim Andrews. i got that wonderful book at the Dunedin library last year in florida and did not take it back on time. 3 weeks was not enough. i never cared to make raku until i saw it done so well in that book. looking at it i wonder if the dots could be those tiny stickers used in galleries to show that the only pot i want has a red sticker and is sold. sticker first, white glaze unknown stripe unless painters or car detailing tape.

 

it inspired me to do the raku piece that was my avatar until it got lost. the unglazed part was covered by a rubber band which is what was done (i imagined} to the black striped vase in the book. the palm trees were covered with painters tape i cut and pasted down before glazing and peeled off before firing.

 

the andrews book is terrrriffffic. get it from your library and look at the car kiln raku structure in his backyard. what do you think the neighbors say? biglou, check it out.

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wyndham, thanks! definitely going to try the many bubbles technique.

 

i looked at bciske's suggestion and followed stuff until i found the one with dripped alcohol. that looks like fun too! it is on youtube, check it out.

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A related thing I used to do was wax out areas on a darker clay, then spray with a shino glaze. The glaze beads up on the waxed area.  I had intended to wipe those off but decided to leave them on. The result was an unglazed area with little bumps all over it contrasted with areas of shino .    Always meaning to try it with something other than shino.   

 

love the bubble idea.  rakuku

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A related thing I used to do was wax out areas on a darker clay, then spray with a shino glaze. The glaze beads up on the waxed area.  I had intended to wipe those off but decided to leave them on. The result was an unglazed area with little bumps all over it contrasted with areas of shino .    Always meaning to try it with something other than shino. 

 

At one time I used to get a similar effect with a sprayed tin-glaze on latex emulsion. So it does work in other circumstances.

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