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In Topic: Firing Plates

26 November 2014 - 08:51 AM

Debora, like ajay said, try compressing the bottoms more. I use a wood rib to compress the inside bottoms, of most my wares, and have my students do the same. I have seen a dramatic drop in s-cracks because of this.

In Topic: Yunomi

25 November 2014 - 10:11 PM

Phill,  I love the glaze(s) on 3-6.  Awesome!

In Topic: Differences Between Stoneware And Earthenware Body When Firing To 06

25 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

hanee, I'm not sure what you could add to strengthen the found clay I have.  I'm not sure if it's simply because it's not even close to vitrification (It probably is, as many found clay tend to be high in iron, and fire pretty low), or because it had a lot of organic matter that burnt out, leaving tiny weak spaces.  I screened the glazes, to remove the big stuff, but I have no idea what was in there.


I am not an expert on clay making/ mixing.  I leave that to the alchemists and practicing witches/ wizards on these boards.

In Topic: Critique My Work - Anyone? - Round 2 Mugs!

25 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

RiaV, I never get tired of hearing the gasps, and exclamations of, "what are you doing?!!!" from my students, when I cut my wheel demo pieces in half. To them, they see it as a lot of work, and a waste of time. I tell them, it was simply good practice, both for throwing, and teaching how to throw. They start to understand a bit, once they start throwing , and have to scrap few pieces.

In Topic: Input On These Cups/handles

25 November 2014 - 02:33 PM

So potters even will throw a small, bottomless cylinder, and cut them into sections with the needle tool. They'll then cut those rings apart, and use those as handles or lugs.