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florence w

Member Since 15 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 29 2016 12:03 PM
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In Topic: Slip On Greenware

06 January 2016 - 12:27 PM

LinR,  Just a few drops of sodium silicate does the trick, it thins the liquid for a silky, thin cover of slip on the stoneware.  Try it, you'll like it I promise.


In Topic: Slip On Greenware

18 December 2015 - 02:52 PM

Celia, Yes, use your porcelain powdered clay, mix with water, allow to soak for a while and use a blender or immersion blender to incorporate.  Sieving is a good idea.  Thin with sodium silicate or not depending on the look you want to achieve.  Be certain to match the cone requirement of both clays.  As mentioned, the glaze colors are brighter over the porcelain slip than over stoneware. 


In Topic: Slip On Greenware

18 December 2015 - 02:44 PM

Love the look of white slip over a dark clay body..  Just remember to use clays that have a compatible cone requirement...or risk bloating.  Been there, done that...


In Topic: How To Reveal Lace Texture

09 December 2015 - 11:49 AM

Yesterday I sprayed a bunch of cookie cutter ornaments (white clay, bisque fired) using Krylon Glitter Shimmer opulent opal spray paint.  I'm really pleased with the result.  This spray paint must be used outside because of the fumes.  Not wanting to get glitter paint all over my wrought iron table, I made a hanger from wire, inserted hanger into the top of a large cardboard box and sprayed each ornament suspended from the wire hanger, trapped the fumes inside the box.  After painting about 2 dozen ornaments this way, I just laid the rest flat inside the box and sprayed away, spraying two coats of paint.  Wow!  They are lovely.  I did wash the bisque dust off the ornaments before spray painting them.


In Topic: Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?

24 November 2015 - 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."