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Brian Reed

Member Since 14 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 03 2015 12:54 PM

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In Topic: Removing Unwanted Wax Resist

28 October 2015 - 02:46 PM

I can usualy get the wax off by scraping with the edge of a metal rib, you know the one that come in every beginner kit.  Make sure you scrape deep enough to get all the wax which will mean you are digging some of teh clay body away as well.  I have never burnt it off, but I am sure that is a good route as well, just costs for time and $$.

In Topic: Signature Stamps

19 March 2015 - 04:17 PM

What about potters from generations past that have not signed their pots in any way. I understand Warren McKenzie does not sign his pots.  Does this make it any less desirable?  I am not sure.  I choose to stamp my work, with a stamp I made myself.  It fits well within my aesthetic and it has never been a question.  When I am gone, or even while I am still here, I am not sure it matters that people know who made my pot.  They like it or not, they choose to use it or display it, or even toss it out.... 

In Topic: Stamping Pottery

19 March 2015 - 04:05 PM

I make my stamps out of porcelain that I carve myself and bisque fire.  Works well.

In Topic: Old City White Come 10 Glaze Recipe

01 March 2015 - 03:19 PM

I would start with a standard Leach 4321 glaze.


4000 - Feldspar ( I use Custer)

3000 - Silica

2000- Calcium Carbonate

1000- EPK

For my white I use 5% Zircopax and 2% Bentonite.

In Topic: What Is The Most Interesting Glaze Ingredient To You?

19 February 2015 - 07:35 PM

I have some dug dark brown clay that is locally dug, I have done some tests, but ultimately decided to made slip from it and I use it straight out of the ground.  I make a thin slurry and run it through an 80 mesh sieve and there you go.  A wonderful slip iron rich and very local.  I do nothing, but add water.