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timbo_heff

Member Since 24 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2015 12:36 PM
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In Topic: Christening A New Kiln - The Kiln Gods

23 July 2015 - 02:20 PM

In addition to the kiln god figure to create, there are some traditional offerings to make, lamb, bamboo, colored paper etc.

31295017115808.pdf - Repositories

In Topic: Amber Glaze

08 July 2015 - 02:16 PM

Cowan amber Celadon in John Britt's Complete Guide to High fire glazes is lovely:

Sometimes does crazy fantastic blue hares fur when pummeled with wood ash for days on end too!

(that's it doing that in my profile picture). Although the back side away from the ash stays that honey amber.

 

44 custer

12.8 silica

17.7 whiting

6.1 ball clay

11.1 redart

2 bone ash

3.8 talc

2.5 g. borate

4.1 RIO


In Topic: Vent Not Turned On During Bisque

26 June 2015 - 03:05 PM

The vent is for the wares and the potter but since the clay is now sintered, rebisque fire will not get any more of the potential problems out; once sintered, the clay cannot release those gasses until near top temp when the clay is as close to molten as it gets.


In Topic: Clay For Sculpting Vs Throwing

22 June 2015 - 12:00 PM

Hi Rebeka :

It reallly is all about the grog content: otherwise no big difference.

Some sculpture bodies, especially for those who make super large things may have Kyanite as well which is an odd material that actually gets bigger not smaller when fired.

The grog (and Kyanite) is really about restricting cracking that can happen with a thick thing from shrinkage.

 

But in general, take your favorite stoneware or eathenware, add 10-15% grog and there is your sculpture clay


In Topic: Manual Sitter Vs Digital Controller; Your Preference?

22 May 2015 - 01:52 PM

Bailey kilns are nice nice :

they are Cone Arts wearing a Bailey t-shirt