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Ginny C

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 28 2015 07:09 PM

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Stoneware Mug Overheating In Microwave Months After Firing

12 April 2015 - 02:45 PM

My favorite mug, which has worked fine in the microwave for two years, suddenly gets too hot when re-heating coffee in the microwave. Especially the handle!  Now I believe my son who reported that same effect with two mugs I gave him several years ago.  Anyone know what's happening??


(Stoneware, commercial glazes, fired to cone 6.)



Re-Attaching Bisqued Pieces

10 March 2015 - 09:17 PM

This topic has been discussed many times, but I haven't seen a clear explanation of how to use glaze to do this.  A hand-built piece with a small thrown pedestal/foot supporting the center of the dish came apart. (I know I failed to used enough slip originally! :(

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Would it work to mix some Elmer's glue with some glaze (I don't have any dry glaze material) and glaze fire it?


I would glaze both pieces separately and then use the mixture to attach them and set them right on the kiln shelf to dry before firing.  The weight of the dish should keep it in place on the circular foot, I would think.


Will the glaze adhere the two parts?  I'd like to get away without having to re-bisque it!


(B-Mix cone 5-6)



Good Glazes For Breaking On Heavy Texture

28 February 2015 - 02:43 PM

I've discovered that the Spectrum glaze called Textured Kiwi Fruit breaks into three colors over deeply incised patterns. I love it and want to ask if anyone knows of other commercial glazes that break this nicely.  Here's a photo:  (I hope... I've had to shrink it so small I don't know if the colors will be evident.)

Does anyone know of others that would break this effectively but in other color families?


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Ruined Kiln Shelves - Any Uses For Them?

29 January 2015 - 05:19 PM

I gave up and ordered new kiln shelves and now need to do something with the 2 ruined ones. They have glaze embedded in them in several places, but parts of them are okay. If I want to use pieces of them as supports for pots in future glaze firings, how do I break them in pieces?  

If I decide to just throw them out, should they just go in the trash?? 

My husband doesn't want them for stepping stones...any other uses?



Terra Sig Dried Up. Can I Add Water?

28 January 2015 - 04:39 PM

Haven't used this terra sig in a long time, so it's pretty solid now in the bottom of the container. I need just a little for some pot feet. Can I add water and stir? Or add some other liquid? Or is it hopeless?


Thanks for a quick reply. I'm working on some lovely bowls and want silky smooth feet on them. 


Ginny Clark