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Celia UK

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In Topic: Making Cone Packs

Today, 02:55 AM

Very helpful, especially the photos. Thanks all!

In Topic: Making Cone Packs

16 September 2014 - 03:45 AM

Thanks for your replies - will have a go with next glaze firing.

In Topic: Making Cone Packs

15 September 2014 - 04:04 PM

As I've never used done packs and ought to start doing so, can I just check a couple of basics?
I know you use 3 cones - one above and one below the required cone. Given what has gone before about grog in the clay - do you just make a 'sausage' of clay and push the cones in, perpendicular and with the angle in the direction you want them to fall. Use a pencil or similar to put holes in the pack and leave to dry out completely. Place in front of the peephole and not too near any work.
Have I got it all?
Could a reusable stand for the cones be made, as above and bisqued. Making the depressions for the cones larger to allow for shrinkage?

In Topic: Brushing On Glaze?

13 September 2014 - 05:58 AM

As with CMC, Xanthan Gum, requires a disinfectant or bleach to prevent bacterial growth.
Norm - I think I contaminated a bucket of transparent glaze by pouring back a small quantity to which I had added glycerin in order to brush it on. At least, I'm assuming that's what caused mould growth on the surface! I've strained off the lumpy bits and re-mixed, but suspect it's still contaminated. Re your quote above - can I add household bleach to the bucket to prevent further growth, without otherwise affecting the glaze? How much would I add to the remaining 2 1/2 gallons?
Thanks in anticipation.

In Topic: Is A Tie-Dye Effect Possible?

07 September 2014 - 04:55 PM

Nerikomi is the technique for the pendant shown - uses coloured clays, layered together in a sausage, as described - try YouTube or Google for technique. Good luck!