My husband of 48 years passed this morning and he is to be cremated. I would like to make mugs for family and close friends with a glaze including some of his ashes on the exterior. Any recommendations (with recipe)? Thanks.
What do you find to be the best way to apply more/another glaze to a piece that has been glazed and fired to maturity? Some of you are probably going to say don't waste your time, just start over again, but I have three bowls with fairly elaborate designs painted on the exterior, but with disappointing glaze on the interior, that I would dearly love to save. Do any of you have a favorite way of dealing with this problem? Thanks in advance, Joan.
I need advice. This afternoon, as I was throwing a piece, a strange noise suddenly emerged from under my wheel, a Pacifica GT800. I unplugged the wheel, unscrewed the bottom cover/plate? and discovered that the turntable turned due to the efforts of four rubber belts, and one was broken. I called Laguna and a very nice man assured me that it was no big deal, that I could buy a new belt for about $7 and that I should be able to put it on myself. Later, I called Laguna again to ask if I could use the wheel with just the three remaining belts temporarily. A new nice man answered and said yes but when I said that I wanted to order a new belt he told me that I should replace all four.
My questions: Should I replace the broken belt or all four? Is it reasonable to think that an old (78)
lady could replace all those belts? I have managed to replace elements, thermocouples and relays on my kiln but my hands are arthriticy and it looks as if belt replacement might require quite a bit of manual strength. I would appreciate your input and opinions, Joan.
I have just opened a new (for me) bag of clay, Laguna B3 Brown. A little late in the day I decided to check the clay's characteristics and found that it has what seems to be a high COE - 7.25 x 10-6. Is this likely to create any problems when glazing? Mostly in the past I have used the Laguna cone 5 B mix and B mix with grog. Thanks for being there. Joan.