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In Topic: Non Runny Ash Glaze

16 December 2014 - 12:03 PM

Thanks Audra,  I'll make up a test batch of the SU Standing Bear glaze today.  Like Jeff Zamek's black lab, my husband was very fond of wearing black so I'll add 12% 6600 Mason stain.  It has been an unpleasantly busy 6 weeks since my husband passed with little time for clay.  I have managed to throw and bisque fire about 30 mugs, and the future looks clearer, so I'll test fire the three glazes I have decided to try very soon even tho my kiln will be largely empty.  Not ecologically sound, but none of my friends have stuff to add to the load.  Unless the results are totally embarrassing I'll post pictures, Joan Klotz.

In Topic: Non Runny Ash Glaze

02 November 2014 - 04:54 PM

Oh thank you Min, that was the glaze I was half remembering.  I'll make up a test batch as soon as all the "I can't believe this happened" emotion fades.

In Topic: Non Runny Ash Glaze

02 November 2014 - 03:26 PM

Yes, years ago someone posted (somewhere) about making a glaze for his dogs ashes using some of the ash in an exterior glaze for the urn.  I mentioned this to my non ceramist husband and he was quite taken with the idea, said he wanted me to use some of his ashes on one of my ceramic pieces.  He was always sure he was going first - guess he was right.

In Topic: Clay Roller Teflon Sticks

01 November 2014 - 07:30 AM

I have never owned one but I once took part in a hands on workshop by Vince Pitelka - slab built tableware - and we were asked to bring a roller as one of our tools.  One of the participants brought one of those teflon rollers and we were all interested since they were pretty new then.  However she had a lot of trouble with clay sticking and so we all lost a lot of that interest.

In Topic: Best Way To Reglaze

26 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

Thanks for your suggestions - tomorrow, I go for heat in the oven and then spray glaze on interior.  Can't go for dipping TJR , I need a clear on the outside (and the outside is fine anyway) and an opaque glaze on the inside.  The glaze on the interior currently is a cone 6 "Shino" unevenly brushed on, I'm considering using a cone 6 "Temmoku" sprayed on fairly lightly.  Wish me luck, Joan