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Benzine

Member Since 08 Sep 2012
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In Topic: The Only Absolutely True Rule For Potters. Pay Attention To This

25 September 2016 - 08:03 AM

I have a clay tool bag, that I put everything or near.  Yet many times, when I look in there, EVERYTHING is there (including things I don't remember putting in there), but the one thing I want is nowhere to be found.


In Topic: Qotw: What Form Do You Least Enjoy Creating, Whether Thrown Or Handbuilt, And...

22 September 2016 - 07:24 PM

I like the look of tall narrow vases, but I don't like making them.  It's just not a form, that I've had a lot of call to make, so I just need to practice more.


In Topic: How To Make A Perfect Two Part Sculpture

24 August 2016 - 07:35 PM

What temperature are you firing at?  

 

At low fire temps, you can just build the entire sculpture at once, then cut it to fit the kiln.  After the firing, things should fit the same.  But with mid to high fire temps, the pieces can warp, when not fired together.


In Topic: Ceramic Buttons Necessary For Fiber Kiln?

21 August 2016 - 08:49 AM

I like my ceramic buttons.  Myself and my Art Club students made them look like faces.  So when the kiln gets to temp, and we take the lid off, we have some glowing kiln gods watching us unload...


In Topic: Raku Clay Vs Stoneware

21 August 2016 - 08:46 AM

I've used both stoneware clay and specified Raku clay for the process.  Both performed about the same.

 

As Matthew mentioned, any unglazed areas will be stained by carbon.  This includes areas that are simply underglazed/ stained.  You can put a clear on top, like you would in a normal oxidation firing.  The carbon will affect the clear a bit, but it's a nice effect in my opinion.