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Member Since 08 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Best Books (And Glaze Recipes) For "raw Glazing"?

Yesterday, 06:58 AM

check out Steven Hill's video.  He does single fire, but you need to be able to spray them, dipping will result in major breakage.  I think any glaze that meets your clay-firing needs will be fine for single fire.  Only porcelain clay, though, since there will be no bisque to burn out clay junk.  The firing schedule is also different, a combined bisque-glaze that does both jobs.

In Topic: Best Books (And Glaze Recipes) For "raw Glazing"?

18 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

do you mean glazing greenware?

In Topic: Feldspar Substitutions?

18 April 2014 - 06:56 AM

Thank you! :)

now I can get busy mixing this glaze.

In Topic: Feldspar Substitutions?

17 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

My materials supplier says use minspar 200, that it is the same thing ???


Thanks, guys!   :)



Recipe is as follows.


Sea foam Green  


Soda feldspar    41

EPK                     5

Silica                 27

Whiting              15

Zinc Oxide         12




titanium           5

copper carb     5

In Topic: Clay Scraps Question...

16 April 2014 - 08:22 AM

I keep my scraps as damp as possible and rewedge them asap.  When I cut out slabs, the trimmings go onto a plastic placemat and get sprayed with water ,then covered with plastic.  At the end of the work day, I spray the pile again and wrap in plastic overnight.  Sometimes I rewedge them then, or dump the soft leather hard scraps into the pugger.  It seals and stays damp until full. 


I find letting scraps dry out to be WAY much more work than I want to tackle at one time, so a bit at a time works better for me.