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Isculpt

Member Since 03 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2014 02:41 AM
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In Topic: Clay Scraps Question...

18 April 2014 - 02:34 AM

Pres, if you don't mind my saying so, that's old wives' TALE!  Completely different mental image there!   :unsure:

Jayne


In Topic: Interior Teapot Is Still Wet, Spout Has Small Crack

11 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

Loved seeing the finished bear boat. I love your stuff.

 

Well, Babs, it's not finished - yet!  Let's see...it's being fired right now for the fourth time.  If it comes out okay, I'll put a matte glaze on it and fire it once more.  I have to ship it Monday to make the Tuesday deadline (so much for filing the taxes on time this year!).  If it turns out to be functional (as if!), I'll post a photo of it pouring liquid from the bear's mouth!   


In Topic: Interior Teapot Is Still Wet, Spout Has Small Crack

10 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

Thank you both for the additional information.  I preheated the pieces for a good long time and they're now firing to cone 5.  If they make it through the firing as non-functionals, I'll be happy.  If they don't come through at all, well, it's only clay and time.  It's not life and death.  Next time I'll do better or I'll decide to be satisfied with non-functional teapots!  Thanks again, Jayne


In Topic: Interior Teapot Is Still Wet, Spout Has Small Crack

10 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

I just remembered my thought process when I was thinking about glazing this already vitrified clay. I've read on the forum about people re-glazing a piece, which would mean glazing vitrified AND glazed clay, so I thought maybe it would be okay to glaze the teapot even though it had been fired to cone 6.  So, what's the deal with reglazing?  How does that second glaze coat adhere?


In Topic: Interior Teapot Is Still Wet, Spout Has Small Crack

10 April 2014 - 12:31 PM

They have been bisqued to 06.  I think your question just helped me see what I've done wrong....I fired them a second time with copper carbonate applied and rubbed off. That firing was to cone 6.  The raku clay (cone 6) is now vitrified, and so the interior glaze can't be absorbed, can it?  Arrrgh!  If that is indeed the case, any suggestions as to how to proceed so that this boat teapot can at least be nonfunctional?  Should I try to rinse the glaze out?  If I do so, I'll probably lose the underglazing on the outside, but I guess that can all be done over...  Oh man, I could have just gone nonfunctional, but nooooo, I had to try for function without knowing the rules of glazing.

Jayne