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timbo_heff

Member Since 24 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2015 12:09 PM
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In Topic: Ceramic Fiber Body

16 January 2015 - 12:59 PM

Ceramic fiber is spun Kaolin clay: like fiberglass but much more toxic.

Paper fiber is just that: paper: easily made by putting a roll of toilet paper in a small bucket of water:

 

As Colby said above, the paper does not make it more translucent, but what it does is give you the ability to make super thin slabs : hence you can make more translucent objects.

The clay is not more translucent but a thinner wall will pass a lot more light than a thicker wall !


In Topic: Anyone With Experience Firing An Olympic Updraft Kiln?

16 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

The cone arts are made in Toronto and are all CSA approved : do that!

The hassle of of gas kiln will not be worth it, and you will need to get a CSA field inspection which costs some bucks and highly unlikely that they will approve a updraft gas kiln.

Think Bob Dylan circa 1965 : time to "go electric"


In Topic: Ceramic Fiber Body

15 January 2015 - 03:07 PM

Hi, You must mean paper fiber !

If so then yes!!!


In Topic: Black Raven

08 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

A fun and versatile way to get the look of a black clay is to make some slip with the clay you are using, tint it with black mason stain and put that on the freshly made pot.

You can then  scratch or scrafitto through that to the lighter clay below for another decorative element.

It is generally cost prohibitive to tint a lot of clay so by just tinting a slip of it, it stays affordable too.


In Topic: Black Raven

07 January 2015 - 12:58 PM

There was a good explanation by John Baymore recently: Can't remember if if was here or on FB.

I can't find it now: hopefully he will appear here and copy and paste from the other thread or give a link to it.

I know that it is not the wet state: it is very small particles that are sent into the air during firing that are the most potentially hazarous