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Sodium Silicate Cracked Surfaces On Thrown Pottery


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#21 mregecko

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:36 PM

Larger art supply stores should have it too. It's useful for many different art/craft related endeavors.

#22 Gary Taylor

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:29 PM

Thank you for the help



#23 Leecat52

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:44 AM

I have used this method several times to good success! I do use a hair dryer to dry the sodium silicate on the cylinder before using my fingers to shape. I also have put iron oxide (on the 04bisque) in the textured cracks and wiped off before dipping in cone 6 glaze, sometimes waxing the texture sometimes letting the glaze cover then wiping off , letting the glaze also fill in the texture. I have also textured over the cracks with a texture wheel.
I really have fun with this method and get beautiful results each time. I would like to post pictures but I don't see the button!

#24 Leecat52

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

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I found the photo button ! Hope this works!!

#25 Ben Wilson

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:32 AM

This is a really fun technique to use. Anything you do to the piece before applying the silicate will stay reasonably intact, so go nuts with carving and texture stamps and what not. If you chatter the pot while it is still wet, then go about the process normally, you can get a surface that looks like tree bark.






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