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Brian Reed

Member Since 14 Aug 2012
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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.

In Topic: Community Challenge Idea

16 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

I am in.

In Topic: making stoneware clay bottles for beer

02 January 2015 - 05:51 PM

I have been searching all over for a source for the large flip top bottles.  Unfortunately I have found 4, but the cheapest that I have found is about $10 per lid.  The absolution cheapest price was $9.23, but they have a S&H charge of $5!


If anyone finds a source for the large swig top lids in Ceramic let me know.

In Topic: I Added A New Wheel To My Studio! Nice To Have A Classic In The House

02 December 2014 - 01:02 PM

I have an old Shimpo RK2 in my studio as well.  Because it has the hand lever I put it up on a crate so that people could use it to throw standing.  Some students prefer that.  I have thrown on it, however I rarely use it.  The motor is pretty quiet, and I replaced the friction rubber ring so it runs very well.

In Topic: Walker Pugmill

17 November 2014 - 06:48 PM

My recipe is easy for cone 10 clay.


1 6 gal bucket of slop 

1/2 bag of  Lincoln Fire 60

3-4 large scoops of Lane 70 mesh sand

1 large scoop 35 mesh Grog


Then sometimes I add some granulated Magnatite when I want that spotted stoneware look.


Yields about $150lbs of clay in the walker.  then I let it "sour" for at least a week and hand wedge.