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Nancy S.

Member Since 05 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 01 2015 07:43 AM
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In Topic: Suggestions For A Lime Green Glaze?

01 September 2015 - 07:47 AM

Thanks, everyone! I had thought about underglaze as an alternative option. Question about the Spectrum Lime - is it transparent or opaque? I'm using a darker clay right now, but will likely switch back to a white or buff when this box is gone.


In Topic: Candle Holder

20 August 2015 - 06:56 AM

 

What I meant is to allow the wax to harden in the leather hard clay form, then remove the form and wash the remaining candle of any remaining clay. This will leave you with an interesting shaped candle. This is certainly not something you would do for production runs of decorative candles.


This might be a good use for Nancy S's (s)crap clay!

 

 

Indeed!!! (Thankfully there is not a lot - maybe 3-5 pounds.)


In Topic: Bone Head Mistakes

18 August 2015 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, um, I just did that "oh, a tiny bit of this mystery clay shouldn't hurt" bonehead mistake. Now I guess I have a few pounds of scrap clay for plaster cottles or bisque hump/slump molds. :wacko:


In Topic: Tons Of Little Bumps/bubbles Showing Up After Glaze Firing

18 August 2015 - 03:01 PM

I had this *exact* same issue recently, and I think it might be due to a bit of "mystery clay" (which is likely low-fire, ^04) contaminating my ^6 stuff. Have you been doing any clay mixing lately?


In Topic: Candle Holder

18 August 2015 - 02:53 PM

Just to clarify, do you mean to remove the wax from the ceramic and then use the candle separately in a different holder, or do you mean to put the wax into the pottery where it will stay and be burned in there for an all-in-one thing? If you mean the latter, I'd recommend a type of clay that can handle hotter temperatures without thermal shock. Even soy wax can get rather warm.