I am having to move into a rental house for about a year. I am going to talk to the land lord this week. what would be the best way to talk about the kiln. I think the hardest part is telling them they need to call their insurance company and notify them of it. I will be getting renter's insurance along with paying an electrician to come out and put in wiring and a outlet. I'm just really nervous about this. The rental market is very tight here and this is only the second house suitable to come along in 6 months. I miss out on the first one by not turning in the rental application fast enough.
I was mixing up some small amounts of glazes to test. I used this recipe:
Gerstley Borate 35
I know it doesn't add to 100. Friend gave me the recipe but I can't contact her to ask questions. I know she used it frequently.
My question is, after mixing I sieved using an 80 mesh screen. About half of the Spodumen didn't pass through the screen. Is this due to a defect of the spodumene? I had let is sit for two days mixed up so it was well saturated. I put the contents of the sieve back in the container for now. Should I just use it unsieved?
I have never read or been told how to make cone packs. I have seen others and copied as best I can. Most of the time the clay the cones are in crack in the firing, sometimes coming apart. I had a near disaster last glaze firing. The pack had broke apart and one cone had leaned precariously close to a bowl. So I would like some instructions on what to use to make the pack, when and how to make it.