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bigDave

Member Since 02 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 20 2013 01:08 AM
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In Topic: Yixing teapot process from an amateur (round two)

26 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

F-Bird,

Seems like you are getting better, what number pot is this on your quest for 100.

One thing I noticed from the videos is how little they touch the clay with fingers. Seems excpt to move slabs about the use a tool for everything, gives a more crisp look.

they have tools and ribs for each shape and profile. Maybe thats what comes after oh say 100 thousand pots and 500 years, eh?

keep going

In Topic: Bloating

26 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

I am experiencing bloating with Lugana cone 6 B mix.


I staring at a box of B-Mix 5 as we speak, Got a big ole 5 on it. Some of the clays go one or two cones higher, wondering maybe just over fired.

You say 6 was all the way down? like a dead snake or just a flag at half mast ? Posted Image

Used lots, always perfect at 5 for me.

Hope you figger it out asap

big D

In Topic: Colouring Porcelain

26 May 2013 - 04:19 PM



You are right Marcia ... It's called 'best black' too ... It is very black at about 8%.


Thats precious ...@ 94.55 usd for 5 pounds...

Id be right out of business.

Thanks for the concern ladies, good motives

And good luck testing, High Bridge Potter


Big D

In Topic: How do you do this?

25 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

Since this forum is about aesthetics, allow me to comment on the artistic aspect.
In short: I find the bowl crafty but not arty.

No doubt it is quite a technical achievement. The comments and interest on that aspect makes that clear.
I like some of his other
(more arty) stuff a lot.


uh huh....I thought it was about " How do you do this"

That case I find it Crafarty

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In Topic: Colouring Porcelain

24 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

What is the best way to colour porcelain black? .


Maganese Dioxide and iron ox, are cheaper and can give nice dark tones, but fluuuxxxx the clay so what ever you are currently using...

Test

I use 6% Mang-ox in buff ^5 slip, and drop 4 cones to accomodate the lower melt/flux , make a nice dark dark brown


That is a starting place perhaps