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In Topic: Food Safe Cone 6 (5) Ox Glazes Please

03 March 2014 - 10:43 PM

Re Fall's Creek Shino(ish)


I have had no problems with drying and cracking, and I do not prefire any of the Alberta slip.  The only other slip I have tried is Albany and had no problems there, but it is so precious that I switched to Alberta.  I have tried several clays but the closest I have come to porcelain is Laguna''s cone 5 B mix - worked fine.  Overall I think that of the colors (Mason stains and oxides) I have tried I prefer the glazes when they are on clays containing some iron - but that's probably just personal preference.  It seems to me that brown clays accentuate the shino(ish) quality.

In Topic: Food Safe Cone 6 (5) Ox Glazes Please

28 February 2014 - 06:38 PM

The glazes resulting from "Recoloring a Classic..." from Ceramic Arts Daily brush on beautifully, so one can splurge and make up several small batches and have enough to brush glaze quite a few pots.  I made up 500g batches and am considering more.

In Topic: Fusing Glass To Ceramics

14 February 2014 - 12:33 AM

Yes the technique we tried was to stick the glass  on the surface of a pot already glaze fired and then refire to about  cone 016 or so.


The mystery part was the powder we used, mixed with non fat milk!!! that glued the glass to the pot's surface prior to the firing.

In Topic: Fusing Glass To Ceramics

13 February 2014 - 02:47 PM

OK Gismo Guy, how did you make the glass stick to the vertical side of the piece until fired?  Norm mentioned using a frit but he may have been referring to firing glass in the interior bottom of a piece.  I'm not being snide (tho I just realized it sounds a little like that) I really want to know.

In Topic: Fusing Glass To Ceramics

13 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

What happened to Norm's reply to this topic? I was interested in the technique.  My china painting teacher taught us a technique to apply pieces of glass to the exterior surface.  She supplied us with a powder which one mixed with non fat milk and dabbed a little on a glass bead which could then be placed on a glazed surface and it stuck, even when it was a vertical surface.  The piece was then fired and the glass bead was permanently affixed - either as a rounded bead or as a runny piece of glass, depending on the temp.  My teacher had absolutely no idea what the powder was and her powder supply is very very limited.  Norm's earlier reply was the first clue I've had to what the powder may contain.