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florence w

Member Since 15 Jun 2012
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In Topic: Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?

Yesterday, 12:23 PM

Oh yes, we use them every day.  Most go into the dishwasher, microwave and oven on a regular basis. And I'm happy to say that my son and daughters use them on a regular basis too.  My youngest grandson calls his heart shaped bowl "Nana's Love Bowl."

In Topic: Throwing And Trimming Off The Hump

17 November 2015 - 03:30 PM

John, Another thought as I re-read your post...  Would more grog in the clay help or hinder?  Currently I'm using Standard 181 or 182.  BTW, I have 2 cows tongues and find them most useful.  My flat pieces stay flat.  Thanks again for sharing your knowledge. FW

In Topic: Throwing And Trimming Off The Hump

17 November 2015 - 03:15 PM

Thanks John!  I'll give it a go.

In Topic: Throwing And Trimming Off The Hump

17 November 2015 - 11:21 AM

Any suggestions for a "tried and true method" to compress the bottom of the pot to prevent S cracks when throwing off the hump? 

In Topic: Fusing Glass With Clay

09 September 2015 - 12:22 PM

After experimenting with various types of stained glass in the bottom of small heart shaped ring keepers dishes, I've found that many times the glaze under the glass would off gas and cause a bubble or black round spot but no glass on that black spot and/or around the edge of the glass there would be a black ring.  Both very unsightly to my eye.  Recently I've had better results by waxing the area were I want glass, glaze the piece, clean up the waxed area, crush the glass* (or not) being careful to estimate how much glass would cover the wax but not the glazed area.  I have also found that using clear colored glass is preferable to using a glass with mixed colors as the mixed colored glass turn muddy after melting.  The best glass colors I've used are blue or green.  Red glass usually turns an ugly brown.  I've had the best luck using Standard 181 clay or Little Loafers.  All the glazes are made in the studio.  The studio fires to cone 6 with no deviation from that schedule.  I'm most pleased with the glass when it crackles.  Hope this helps.  Experiment and repeat!


*Glass crushers are available on stained glass supply web sites or make one using various sizes of metal pipe and end caps to crush the glass inside the largest capped pipe with the smaller capped pipe hammering down the glass inside.  Please do wear eye protection!