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Eco Friendly Boxes & Packaging

01 December 2013 - 02:08 PM

What do you use for gift boxes & where do you buy materials? I would like a supply of brown corrugated recycle boxes in assorted sizes for mugs, tumbler sets, bowls etc. and prefer not to buy and store batches of 100 each size.

Clay Planet Clays With Commercial Glazes

27 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

My nearby clay supplier is Clay Planet in San Jose CA, and I am testing and enjoying their mid-fire clays. I would like to share experience / learn from others who work with these clays and use commercial glazes. I am mostly using glazes from Coyote, Georgies and Amaco. Anyone with similar interest? 

How to achieve this glaze effect

31 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

The glaze effect in the attached picture happened by happy accident where a 2nd glaze applied somewhat thickly to the top of the pot 'cracked' and the 1st glaze shows through. I like this and want more of the cracking next time. Any suggestions about technique or an additive to improve the chance that it will happen again?

This is fired to ^6 in electric kiln, and the glazes are Amaco PC Light Sepia over Deep Firebrick.

Safety while electric kiln is firing

06 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

I am wondering if others worry about going away for a few days while a kiln (electric, programmable) is firing. I am not inclined to worry about this....should I?

Carving letters in greenware

13 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

I would appreciate advice about how to carve letters (words) in greenware. I want a hand-written look, not stamped. What's the preferred tool or technique to get a clean result?

The clays I am using are mid-fire range: one is a buff with extra fine grog; the other is coarser with 35 mesh grog and 60 mesh sand.

Thanks for the help!