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Diz

Member Since 26 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 17 2016 04:54 PM
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In Topic: ?turquoise Yellow Salt Glaze

12 September 2016 - 09:57 PM

My test sample turned out as I hoped, a soft semi matt yellow/gold with speckled iron showing thru.  The color I was hoping for but my small bowl is ugly so I am t proud to show it here - will also have to figure out how to post pictures.  I have a larger batch mixed and hope to glaze and fire on the weekend and then will post a picture.  That was my success in the kiln - and luckily partly because I got what I was hoping for.  Dumbest thing I've done lately ....6 identical small bowls with new test glazes fired in the kiln.  I marked each with a number on the bottom...with wax..then fired...wax burned off ..glazes matured...2 successes..4 failures. Now which of the 5 remaining glaze tests is the other glaze success?  So I have 5 more tests to put into my next firing.  I love clay!!


In Topic: ?turquoise Yellow Salt Glaze

05 September 2016 - 01:35 PM

I knew I could find help here!  Thanks again.  And Mark - I'm glad to wait for more info, - never enough in my book.


In Topic: I'm Lost

24 March 2016 - 07:47 PM

Patience...once you find a good magazine it is hard to wait for that first issue.  Another good one out there is Clay Times - that and PMI are my favorites. Both give me the 'you can do this too' feeling when I read them.  A sure way to get your first issue is to go out and buy the current issue - then it will soon arrive in your mailbox.  Subscriptions usually seem to take about 6 weeks before you get your first issue - hope yours arrive before then.

 

Enjoy all the info they give.


In Topic: Bat Pins And Tool Care

13 March 2016 - 04:11 PM

Ace may not know what 'bat pins' are - but if you ask for 1/4" 'cap screws' they will have a box with many lengths to choose from.  I did find the stainless pins at Lowe's.  Depending on the store you can buy individual pins or you may have to buy a package containing several.  Not expensive and they last forever.


In Topic: Claywork While Going Thru Chemo

12 February 2016 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the comments  - and pretty much what I expected answers to be - it's lousy as one of the gals started in the studio  recently and really loves to work in clay.  Hopefully her Dr will give his blessing to work in clay at home as she progresses thru her treatment.  Otherwise it can be a reward (and celebration) when she finally reaches the end of her chemo.