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Celia UK

Member Since 01 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2017 06:32 PM

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In Topic: Ok To Wash Clay Clothes In Washing Machine?

11 February 2017 - 04:34 AM

My clay clothes aren't thickly coated in clay and I just throw them into the washing machine - sometimes on their own other times with other items - on a hot wash. Never had a problem. All sorts of other dirt (children's muddy clothes, gardeners', builders etc.) stuff gets washed and we don't hear the same worries about them, so I assume the system will cope with my apron and towels!

In Topic: How To Paint On A Vase

26 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

Given the sharpness of (most) of this design it looks as if it may be done after the glaze firing (on glaze decoration). It looks like a white porcelain clay to me, with a transparent glaze. It would then have a 3rd lower temperature firing. However, it could possibly be as you describe, painted on white-dipped bisqued ware. Someone more knowledgable than me will probably chip in here with their suggestions.

In Topic: What To Do With Old Ceramic Monthly

20 January 2017 - 03:44 AM

Sell for charity (individually/sets) at local art centre or similar potters' group. Do you have any charities supporting up-and-coming ceramic artists?

In Topic: Firing Bisque And Glaze Pots Together

05 January 2017 - 01:17 PM

My experience of low fire glazes is that they have quite a wide range, often beyond that stated. 06 fired to 04 - no problem with any of mine! It would have to be a very 'picky' glaze. But probably not worth risking anything precious without testing first, as Johnny says.

In Topic: Firing Bisque And Glaze Pots Together

05 January 2017 - 06:16 AM

Definitely can do this - I regularly fire both together. (Keep on different shelves!) Downside is that your finished ware will not be as strong as it hasn't been taken up to maturity. You want to find the highest your glaze can go to and try that! Good luck.