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dee kat

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 14 2014 09:34 PM

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In Topic: In Five Words Describe What Drew You To Clay | February 6, 2014

12 February 2014 - 04:56 PM

Beauty, perpetuity process and outcome

In Topic: food safe?

05 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

This is not a glaze or a slip.  It is a colorant wash.  Much as when you use Iron wash on a body, it might react with the body and possibly lower the melting point of the clay causing a metalic sheen but it in no way qualifies under any definition as a glaze or even a slip. 

In Topic: Lichen, snake or reticulating glazes

15 June 2013 - 03:45 AM

A note: If you use too much epson salt or Magnesium (what ES is) then it will go in the opposite direction. You need to titrate (add a little at a time, stir thoroughly and if there is no change in the glaze (it will thicken very slightly) then add a bit more. This is why the epson salt needs to be completely dissolved in the hot water before adding. If it were not, it would dissolve in the glaze over time and possibly tip you over the edge. If you know for sure how much you need then you can add it dry when you are mixing up the glaze. You must have enough clay in your glaze for the glaze to floculate (this is what you are doing by adding the Epson Salts). People add bentonite when they do not have enough clay in the glaze already. It is also clay that has unique properties so aids in keeping the other materials suspended.