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Nancy S.

Member Since 05 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 16 2014 11:04 AM
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In Topic: Glaze Not Uniformly Glossy On Cone 04 Body

10 April 2014 - 08:15 PM

I've had that problem when I've brushed on glazes and inadvertently made them uneven. Usually I get matte areas where the glaze was thinner, but this sounds like maybe you are having issues where the glaze is thicker?

 

If your 2-coated pieces are fine, 4 coats might just be too much.


In Topic: Standard 266

07 April 2014 - 08:17 PM

We were just talking about 266 the other day at our local pottery meeting -- the studio started doing bisque firing at ^05 rather than ^06 because otherwise the 266 would bloat during the ^6 firing. The hotter bisque prevents the bloating.


In Topic: Hydro-Bat, Wonder At, Speedball Bat, Or Birch Wood Bats?

04 April 2014 - 07:13 PM

Masonite does warp but will warp back flat as well.I just do not like the warping

 

I have quite a few masonite bats that have warped....how does one "un-warp" a masonite bat??


In Topic: Different Ways To Sign Pots

02 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

I carved a "sigil" that incorporates my initials into a plaster bat, then pressed a bit of clay into that to form a stamp that was bisque fired. The past few years I've used a date (also a bisqued stamp that I made from carved plaster), but obviously that necessitates a new date stamp every year, so I'm pondering that a lot lately. I don't sell a lot; most of what I make is for me and my family. :) And they don't really care when it was made anyway!

 

I like using the stamp, because it makes for a clean, incised line that is also consistent. I started out hand-carving the sigil, but sometimes it didn't come out right, sometimes it was too deep or too shallow, etc.


In Topic: An Apology

30 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

TJR, it's quite gracious of you to apologize. And I want you to know that if you ever catch ME misspelling something, please tell me....I pride myself on my grammar/spelling skills (I always was good at that, even before getting the English degree) and would be embarrassed if someone didn't point out that I'd mistyped a post. So while I can't speak for anyone else... when it comes to correcting me, you have my permission. :D