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Panamax

Member Since 17 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 25 2011 12:36 PM
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Underglaze And Clear Glaze Chipped Off! Low Fire

27 April 2011 - 02:33 PM

I made a plaster mold of a piece and cast it in a low fire white pouring slip. The pieces were handpainted using Amaco Velvets in the greenware stage. Fired to cone 05, applied a clear glaze and fired to cone 05 for the glaze firing. I made four pieces. Three turned out without any issues. The one had some parts of the paint flake off when I picked it up. I have never had this happened to me and have worked with molds and casting. Any suggestions as to what happened and why only the one had some areas that flaked off? Thanks in advance for any advise!Attached File  101.JPG   2.85MB   27 downloads


Need Help Firing A Manual Kiln

23 February 2011 - 09:48 AM

I need help firing a manual kiln for a project I'm working on. I have only fired an electric digital kiln and need some assistance.

The project I need fired are coil built cylinders to be fired to a cone 6. I would like to go slow as these works were created by 6-8th graders. some have sculptural pieces incorporated on the cylinders. The size is 15" dia x 5"-6" tall. Thanks!

Wadding Use In Electric Kiln At Cone 6

20 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

Curious if I could use wadding for loading at cone 6 in electric kiln. Want an easy way of preventing student’s wares from sticking onto shelves. I currently use little trays, but find it takes up space. If so, any good wadding recipe? Thanks


Raku Glazes For Electric Kiln

01 September 2010 - 08:43 PM

I recently acquired a few Raku glazes. I do not have a raku kiln, but do not want to waste these glazes. Can I use them in my electric kiln like regular glazes? Not interested in crackle effects or metallic looks. Has anyone tried?

Kiln Maintenance

15 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

I have recently been told to apply kiln wash to the bottom of a 6 month old skutt kiln. I had always heard not to do this. What is the best procedure, kiln wash bottom of kiln or not? Thanks!!