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In Topic: How Thin Does Ceramic Need To Be For Light To Pass Through It?

12 April 2014 - 02:48 PM

?  You know that UV light can damage your eyes, right?

In Topic: Fixing Crazing...

17 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

Matt Katz gives away an abbreviated version of his glaze program on this clay company website.. Google Matt and Dave's Clays, it's under the science tab. It's an excel spreadsheet with all the data entry done for you, but it's a great tool for doing all your umf calculations.



It's pretty important to understand the materials and the products you're formulating so you don't harm anyone with improperly formulated materials. Certain materials have some pretty grizzly msds sheets, and innocent experimentation or casual science can lead to some rather unpleasant results...


You might want to get that free calculator now.  I see on their website that they are closing down.  

"Happy Trails
We are writing from Matt and Dave’s Clays with news of the future.  Sadly, that news is that this is the end of the line. Matt’s family has a new opportunity that they have decided to follow and we can’t continue without him. So we are going to be closing our doors.
We have loved our time helping everyone make great things and we have loved seeing the things that you have made. We will miss you all. We will be accepting orders until Wednesday the 26th of March. If you would like to stock up, please place all order by then. "

In Topic: Best Online Clay Retailer

13 March 2014 - 12:31 PM

What's the best place to buy wet clay online? I'm looking for mid fire earthenware and stoneware. I have seen some places that charge for shipping two times what the clay costs. I prefer to not buy online, but we live far and away from anything. Nearest clay place is about 2 hours away.

If you're in eastern KS, Brackers in Lawrence is great.

In Topic: Paint Brushes

04 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

Since you're interested, rabies in wildlife, from the CDC:

Wild animals accounted for 92% of reported cases of rabies in 2010. Raccoons continued to be the most frequently reported rabid wildlife species (36.5% of all animal cases during 2010), followed by skunks (23.5%), bats (23.2%), foxes (7.0%), and other wild animals, including rodents and lagomorphs (1.8%). Reported cases decreased among all wild animals during 2010.

Outbreaks of rabies infections in terrestrial mammals like raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes are found in broad geographic regions across the United States.

Great map here:http://www.cdc.gov/r...ld_animals.html

And in dogs & cats:  http://www.cdc.gov/r...s-and-dogs.html

In Topic: Paint Brushes

03 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

Having worked with rabies, I would not recommend handling any dead animal without gloves.  (Yes, there are other, more stable viruses, but see here re rabies:  http://www.dec.ny.go...als/32131.html)