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In Topic: Us Pigment Stains And Raku Glazes

05 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

Thanks for the replies.  US Pigment's reputation clearly supports trying their proprietary products.  The images I've seen of Marcia Jestaedt's work are impressive and the description of the process on her website is very interesting.  I've successfully used low fire glazes for raku but the silver nitrate wash takes it to a new level - at least when applied by expert hands.

In Topic: Large Flat Pieces Cracking During Glaze Firing

25 May 2015 - 07:55 PM

How close together/dense should the coils be so that the bottom is sufficiently supported and does not distort on the glaze firing (for a mid fire stoneware clay)?  Should the coils be kiln-washed to prevent sticking?

In Topic: Jen Ken Bead Annealer

30 January 2015 - 11:02 PM

Most glass kilns are rated to only 1700 degrees F (cone 08/09) and not intended to hold close to that temperature for extended times.

In Topic: Frit As A Sealant

14 January 2015 - 08:04 PM

Certainly some helpful suggestions, thank you.  I went back and reviewed discussions about the soda wash described by Chris Campbell.  Does this flux to an extent it would result in sticking to a shelf if used on the bottom of a piece in a cone 6 firing?


And a similar question with underglazes as, in my experience, some flux to a certain degree.  If using underglazes on the bottom/against the shelf should one be attentive to choosing those that fire to a matte finish?

In Topic: Raku - Leaving Pots In Kiln

25 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

Thanks Marcia.  I'll track down those I am not yet familiar with.  Having been enlightened by many of your responses on the forum I look forward to your dvd.