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Celia UK

Member Since 01 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 20 2017 04:03 AM

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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.

In Topic: Small Teacup Handles? How To Make Them?

05 January 2017 - 06:13 AM

An alternative to rolling small coils and extruded coils is to use a small loop tool. Make a small loop from firm wire, dig this into a solid block of clay and drag it through towards you. You can then open up the block by easing two sides apart and there's a lovely coil nestling inside! Cut the ends carefully, slip and score, attach and clean up! Fiddly but 'doable'. Not sure what the process is called. You could also use a manufactured loop tool if you find one the right size - this would be a more uniform shape.

In Topic: What Size Plug To Use On New Electric Kiln?

11 December 2016 - 05:01 AM

Ha ha! Nice one Mark!