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Ginny C

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 24 2015 09:31 AM
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In Topic: Glaze Applying Too Thickly And Not Drying

13 June 2015 - 07:55 PM

Thanks, old lady. (Bet I'm older...)  I did forget to rinse it, which I usually do, as I'd sanded, rinsed and waxed the day before. That and the glaze being a bit too thick in the bucket I think were the problems. It finally dried and I rubbed off the thickest parts. Rubbed also where it had cracked a bit. Here in the midwest we have been blessed with so much rain lately that the humidity is close to 100% I think.  I'll wait till tomorrow to fire this batch to be sure all are dry.

 

Wish someone would figure out a way to send some of our surplus water out west!


In Topic: Coloring B-Mix 5 Clay With Copper Carbonate

11 June 2015 - 07:47 PM

I think the humidity was the problem. The clay was finally workable enough to lift off the plaster, and now it's waiting for me to use it. Kiln element burned out, so everything is on hold. I'll post a photo when I get to use the green clay!


In Topic: Stoneware Mug Overheating In Microwave Months After Firing

14 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

No, folks, it's Laguna B-Mix 5 stoneware for cone 5 or 6. Fired to 6. Glazed with Robin's Egg first and Hot Chowder on the rim. And it's my favorite just because I like what it looks like. I don't use it everyday because I prefer larger mugs! And anyway I often just rinse my mugs out and hang them up again, rather than putting them in the dishwasher.   Somehow I think it's something else...but I DO appreciate everyone's attempts to explain it!

 

Some of my mugs have stains inside from coffee, but not this one. 

 

So I think the mystery continues!


In Topic: Re-Attaching Bisqued Pieces

16 March 2015 - 07:33 PM

Attached File  IMG_4562.jpg   154.63KB   0 downloadsAttached File  IMG_4563.jpg   198.68KB   0 downloadsGlaze is a great glue!!  Here's the result of just putting lots of glaze on both parts and setting it carefully on the top shelf.

 

 

 

 


In Topic: Re-Attaching Bisqued Pieces

13 March 2015 - 10:46 AM

The glue will burn out well before the glaze melts - possibly displacing the glaze a little as it boils away, if you glaze each part and set together, in your intended arrangement, the glaze will melt and fuse the two pieces as the glazes become part of each other. If you've ever seen a piece fused with a shelf you know that this should be ok for daily use.

 

Ahh.  So you mean I can skip the glue and just use the glaze on both parts, set them down carefully in the kiln so the dish is centered on the foot ring and fire away?  That sounds good to me.  I'll try that.  And I'll post results, probably next week.

 

I was about to mix up the paper clay stuff and I was considering adding everything to the mix: slip, APT-II, sodium silicate, the TP nicely broken down into a slurry, and maybe bentonite and sugar!  I've seen all those in various formulas, but never all together.  Next time I need a really good bisque repair done I might try that.  What do you experts think? (I know I'd need to then re-bisque fire it.)